Musical Delicacies

— Early Music Concert Series —

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem

Concert of Sacred Music in memory of those who perished in the Brno death march.

Friday 26 June 2015 19:00 — Sacred Heart Church, náměstí Republiky, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic.

Hussowitzer Gesang- und Verschönerungs­verein (CZ)

About the programme

This concert commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Brno death march of 30th and 31th of May 1945, where around 25,000 Brno citizens of German nationality were forced to leave their homes and around 1700 of them paid with their lives that June during the trip or stay in the internment camp at Pohořelice (Pohrlitz). At a time where more than 60 million people worldwide had to flee from their homes, we want to keep alive the memory of past mistakes, in order to avoid them in the present. UNHCR has declared June 20 as World Refugee Day.

Missa pro Defunctis

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  1. Lectio prima: Credo quod redemptor meus vivit
  2. Lectio secunda: Taedet animam meam
  3. Introitus: Requiem æternam
  4. Kyrie
  5. Graduale: Requiem æternam
  6. Tractus: Absolve, Domine
  7. Sequentia: Dies iræ
  8. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
  9. Sanctus
  10. Benedictus
  11. Agnus Dei
  12. Communio: Lux æterna
  13. Moteta: Versa est in luctum
  14. Responsorium: Libera me

►►►  Liturgical texts.

Hussowitzer Gesang- und Verschönerungs­verein

The Hussowitzer Gesang- und Verschönerungs­verein is a vocal ensemble that focuses mainly on the music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Its name derives from a part of the city of Brno, the once independent town Husovice that in 1920 was incorporated into the so-called Greater Brno. The beginnings of the Verein, probably founded in 1863, is shrouded in the fog of the history of the 19th century. What is clear is that the Hussowitzer Gesang- und Verschönerungs­verein found a new membership in its current form under the leadership of Patrik Matyášek in 2014. More about the group and its activities can be found here.

Thank you

The concert takes place with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Statutory City of Brno.

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