For the first time in over a decade, Ohio State’s School of Music presents Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor at 3 pm Sunday, March 3 in Mershon Auditorium, 1871 North High St. Conducted by Robert Ward, director of choral activities, the powerful piece will bring together Ohio State’s Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Glee Club, and Symphony Orchestra. In all, the performance will feature 252 vocalists and 35 orchestra members.
Mozart’s Requiem was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791, and was his final composition. Without completing the piece, he died on December 5, 1791 at age 35. His wife, Constanze found a former student of Mozart’s, Franz Sussmayr, to complete the Requiem. It was first performed in 1793 in Vienna.
Following the September 11 attacks, the Requiem was performed simultaneously in cities around the world.
Tickets are $20 general admission; $10 ConcertCard holders, senior citizens, Alumni Association members, non-OSU students, and children. FREE to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff (one ticket per BuckID presented in person at the Wexner Patron Services Desk or at the box office the night of show). Advance ticket sales at (614) 292-3535 or wexarts.org.