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A Tribute to John F. Kennedy

Printable version / Version imprimable

Featuring. Mozart’s Requiem Requiem in D minor,
Boston Mass.

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.

Program Overview

Master of ceremonies: Matthew Ogden
Guest speaker: Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston and former US ambassador to the Vatican
Featured speaker: Helga Zepp-LaRouche, President of the Schiller Institute

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
With Ron Williams (baritone), William Ferguson (tenor), Heather Gallagher (mezzo-soprano) and Nataly Wickham (soprano); the Schiller Institute Choir; and a specially-assembled orchestra