Vallejo Choral Society presents In Aeternum
featuring Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C minor

with Orchestra and Guest Soloists
Conducted by JULIA MORRIS, VCS Artistic Director

Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C minor, also known as Missa pro defuncto Archiepiscopo Sigismondo, has been largely overlooked throughout history, despite its excellent craftsmanship and beauty. Austrian composer of the Classical period, Johann Michael Haydn was the younger brother of the Joseph Haydn we know and perform regularly today. Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C minor is a fabulous illustration of a Classical era Requiem Mass — so much so that it influenced Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. There are several melodic and rhythmic ideas that Mozart later incorporated into his work. Perhaps due to these similarities, Haydn’s Requiem has been overlooked since the premier of Mozart’s final work.

The VCS Symphonic and Chamber Choirs will also perform Serenata para la tierra de uno, arr. Liliana Cangiano, Beloved by Andrea Daly, and selections from Suite Remembrance, by Melissa Dunphy.

Saturday, May 18, 7 PM
Community Congregational Church
1305 W 2nd Street, Benicia

Sunday, May 19, 3 PM
Springbrook Masonic Temple
101 Temple Way, Vallejo

TICKETS: $35 in advance, $45 at door