In Aeternum

In Aeternum

Vallejo Choral Society presents In Aeternum
featuring Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C minor
with Orchestra and Guest Soloists
Conducted by JULIA MORRIS, VCS Artistic Director

Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C minor, also known as Missa pro defuncto Archiepiscopo Sigismondo, has been largely overlooked throughout history, despite its excellent craftsmanship and beauty. Austrian composer of the Classical period, Johann Michael Haydn was the younger brother of the Joseph Haydn we know and perform regularly today. Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C minor is a fabulous illustration of a Classical era Requiem Mass — so much so that it influenced Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. There are several melodic and rhythmic ideas that Mozart later incorporated into his work. Perhaps due to these similarities, Haydn’s Requiem has been overlooked since the premier of Mozart’s final work.


Date(s) - Sat, May 18, 2024
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Community Congregational Church UCC
1305 West 2nd Street, Benicia


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Choral, Classical