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Benefit Concert for the Hospice of the North Country March 27

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The Plattsburgh State University of New York Choral Union and the Champlain Valley Oratorio Society present Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem" Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Hospice of the North Country.

Tickets are $14 for general admission; $12 for faculty/staff/senior citizens/non-Plattsburgh State students; and $12 for Plattsburgh State students. Tickets are available from society members, Imagine That Toys, Peacock Music, the Council on the Arts for Clinton County, or at the door the evening of the performance. Plattsburgh State student tickets are only available at the Angell College Center Desk until 5 p.m. Friday, March 26.

Brahms worked on his Requiem for more than a decade. Dedicated to the whole of humanity and more specifically to his friend, Robert Schumann and Brahms' mother, "A German Requiem" was first performed in its entirety in 1869. The German musical community embraced the work. Schumann's wife, Clara, describes the work in a letter to Brahms, saying it is a "truly tremendous piece of art which moves the entire being in a way little else does."

For more information, contact the Plattsburgh State Music Department at 518-564-2180.
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