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Bernard Labadie conducts Fauré’s Requiem & Mozart’s “Paris” Symphony

Concert Hall

This is not your typical Requiem. Anguish, loss, and fear of death are gone—replaced with a tender vision of paradise that awaits. Gabriel Fauré’s masterpiece is one of the most iconic works of the sacred choral repertoire, comforting audiences far beyond the composer’s Parisian congregation. Bernard Labadie conducts the divine score, along with symphonies by Mozart and Rigel that also premiered to great acclaim in Paris.

Apr. 4 - 6, 2024

  • Thu. Apr. 4, 2024 7p.m.

  • Sat. Apr. 6, 2024 8p.m.

four individuals photos of Bernard Labadie, Joelle Harvey, Michael Sumuel and Eugene Rogers, all smiling

Labadie Quote

“Labadie’s performance of the Requiem was exceptionally successful… he paced the music beautifully, distilling a soothing atmosphere of elegance and quiet intensity.”

StarTribune

Program

Bernard Labadie, conductor*
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone*
The Washington Chorus
        Eugene Rogers, Artistic Director

Henri-Joseph Rigel: Symphony No. 4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31, “Paris”
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem

This is not your typical Requiem. Anguish, loss, and fear of death are gone, replaced with a tender vision of paradise that awaits. Gabriel Fauré’s masterpiece has become one of the most iconic works of the sacred choral repertoire, comforting audiences far beyond the composer’s original Parisian congregation.

French-Canadian maestro Bernard Labadie conducts the divine score, along with two other works that premiered to great acclaim in Paris: Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 and Rigel’s Symphony No. 4.

*NSO subscription debut

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