San José Symphonic Choir
Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Music
As part of the Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem performance at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, San José, California on May 21, 2022 – SJSC honored its members who are with us no more in this heartfelt and moving remembrance and dedication to –
Fran Van Hook-Robie
Lloyd De Witt
Norm Van Wyk
Piet Van Allen
Sharon de Souza
Sister Jacqueline Graham
Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem (A German Requiem) composed in the language of his people rather than in the traditional liturgical Latin which extends prayers for the souls of the dead, Brahms offers comfort to the living. Brahms remarked “I would very gladly omit the ‘German’ as well, and simply put ‘of Humankind,’” suggesting he wished to offer solace to All, regardless of beliefs or backgrounds.
Experience one of the most enduring choral expressions of Comfort and Hope for the Living with organist Rodney Gehrke.