Bel Canto, Chamber Orchestra United in Concert
Music to commemorate 10th anniversary of 9/11
The Bel Canto Chorus and Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra will perform two beautiful and meaningful works to commemorate the event in their “United We Stand” concert: Mozart's immortal Requiem and Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.
Mozart's health was already failing when a mysterious patron engaged him to write a requiem mass. Indeed, Mozart had premonitions of his death during work on the requiem, which consumed him until the time of his death. The Bel Canto performance will feature conductor Richard Hynson and soloists Rebecca Whitney (soprano), Nicole Warner (mezzo-soprano), Gregory Schmidt (tenor) and Gerard Sundberg (baritone).
Maestro Hynson will also conduct Adagio for Strings, the well-known sound portrait from Barber's String Quartet, written in 1936. Its beauty is divine, impalpable and eternal.
“United We Stand” will take place 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Cathedral Square Park in Milwaukee's Downtown. In case of rain, the concert will move to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St.