Chicago Chamber Choir
Talar Khosdeghian and Jeremy McElroy, pianists
Christopher Windle, Director of Music
The Chicago Chamber Choir will present Brahms’s iconic Ein Deutsches Requiem in a performance that honors tradition and explores new ways to hear this music. The elegant piano accompaniment, the subtlety of a chamber choir, and the concert setting all give a monumental work a personal and intimate feeling. The superb four-hand piano edition that replaces the orchestra was prepared by Brahms himself for the work’s premiere in London. In a further nod to this performance from 1871, a setting of I know that my redeemer liveth (by living composer Cecilia McDowall) takes the place of the fifth movement, echoing what Brahms himself would have heard.