A Tribute to John F. Kennedy
19 February 2014
The Schiller Institute Chorus, augmented by additional singers and an orchestra largely comprised of volunteers from the New England Conservatory of Music, presented Mozart’s Requiem in its entirety to an audience of 1,200 at Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross, performed exactly 50 years to the day, of a 1964 Solemn High Requiem Mass specially requested by the Kennedy family. Below you will find all information pertaining to the tribute and performance, well as the complete audio master and edited video recording.
Master of ceremonies: Matthew Ogden
Greeting messages from Michael D. Higgins, President of the Republic of Ireland; Boston City Councilman Steven Murphy; and from Nicholas Di Virgilio, tenor, the only surviving soloist from the 1964 concert (see texts below).
W.A. Mozart, Requiem in D minor
Conducted by John Sigerson at A=432Hz