Masterworks Concert to Feature ‘Requiem’

Mozart’s “Requiem” and Vivaldi’s sparkling “Magnificat” will highlight Westmont’s Third Annual Masterworks Concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. in Santa Barbara. Admission, by donation, is $10 for general audience and $7 for students and seniors.

The concert will feature the College Choir, directed by Steve Hodson, and the college Chamber Singers, directed by Grey Brothers. Augmented by faculty and alumni, the College Choir will explore the intrigues of Mozart’s “Requiem” with soloists and full orchestra.

The “Requiem” is renowned for its mysterious origins as it was commissioned in secrecy and completed after the composer’s death, Brothers explained. It has recently become one of the best known and widely performed repertoires by choral groups. Consequently, the piece is not only historically significant, but it has gained recognition in modern pop culture, Brothers said.

“We look forward to what we can learn, as well as how we may bring a new perspective of the ‘Requiem’ to the audience,” Brothers said.

For more information, contact Brothers at (805) 565-6279, or the public affairs office at (805) 565-7057, or e-mail pubaffairs@westmont.edu.