Composer Johannes Brahms expressively depicted the flight of universal emotions one goes through when losing a loved one in his German Requiem. Close to 250 vocalists and instrumentalists will gather on stage to perform this powerful and incredibly relatable work of art.

An all-Brahms program, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will begin with the composer’s variations on a theme by Franz Joseph Haydn in the first half followed by German Requiem. Soloists include soprano Amy Little and a special guest baritone, West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Dean Paul Kreider. Also joining the WVSO will be members of the combined West Virginia University choirs and Fairmont State University Chorus.

WVU Director of Choral Activities Kym Scott is “excited that our singers will have the opportunity to perform this challenging music with an ensemble of the WVSO’s caliber.”

For the March 4 Morgantown performance, contact the WVU Box Office at 304.293.SHOW. Students and faculty from any school with school ID can receive free tickets and must be redeemed at the WVU Box Office at the Creative Arts Center or Mountainlair. Residents with a West Virginia Driver’s License will receive $10 off their ticket price, but this offer must also be redeemed at the WVU Box Office.

For more information on the concert program and series, please visit This concert is a collaboration between the Fairmont State University Chorus, WVU College of Creative Arts, the WVU School and Music, and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Brahms Requiem in Morgantown is sponsored by WVU Medicine.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting classical, pops, family and chamber-music concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Currently in its 77th season, the WVSO is a proud member of the community and enriches the region by providing affordable, high- quality concerts, collaborations with West Virginia arts organizations and a nationally award-winning education program.



CONTACT: David Welsh, WVU College of Creative Arts

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