Mozart featured in symphony finale

“Requiem,” the piece that Amadeus Mozart was working on when he became ill and died in 1791, will be presented with selections by Johann Sebastian Bach and Gustav Holst, during the final concert of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s 34th season.

The Grand Junction Symphony Chorus, The Schumann Singers, Western Colorado Chorale and Colorado Mesa University Concert Choir will join the symphony in presenting “Mozart Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St.

Along with “Requiem,” the symphony will perform Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus in D Major,” which the composer also wrote during the last year of his life, according to concert notes at gjsymphony.org.

Bach’s “Suite for Orchestra No. 1 in C Major” will begin the concert and Holst’s “Psalm 148” will be played between the Mozart pieces.

The guests vocalists for the evening will be soprano Bianca Showalter, mezzo-soprano Kathleen Ruhleder, tenor Jason Baldwin and bass Wei Wu.

Tickets cost $15–$25 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the symphony office in Suite 120 of the Alpine Bank building, 225 N. Fifth St., through gjsymphony.org or by calling 243-6787.


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