Updated: Dec 12, 2019
“As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that death's image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling.”
- Mozart wrote to his father Leopold, four years before his death
Famous as it has always been, Mozart’s Requiem is grave, painful, pathetic, yet solemn and transcendent, not least with all the mysteries that surround this magnum opus. Mozart was not in a good shape back then. His health was failing, his finances was not healthy and his connection with the Freemasons casted shadows on his popularity. According to some accounts, he thought he was cursed to write a “swansong” as death was imminent to him.
We are dedicating the performance to the ones who passed away in these turbulent times. It would be a moment of serenity for the exhausted souls in our beloved city. With challenges or even omens of death on our way in pursuit of goodness, we are sure that Mozart’s Requiem does prompt us to rethink on how real and gripping our lives can be.
Net proceeds will be donated to Greenpeace. Concert co-presented by Hong Kong Youth Choir and St. Joseph‘s College Music Society.
Tickets are available. Price based on Zones and Free Seating within respective Zone. Get your tickets with the link below:
Date: Jan 4, 2020 (Sat)
Venue: Music Hall, SJC, 26 Kennedy Rd
Please see if you are interested and kindly help spread!!