Between Heaven and Earth

The art of mourning

A musical mural of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem (1791) and South African funeral songs. Idea by Klaus Christa

8 August 2023 – 7.30 pm
Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

In South Africa, funerals are often a weeklong celebration. Days before the actual ceremony, the family gathers to share stories of the deceased and eat, sing and play. Together, the mourners experience the whole range of human emotion: from deep grief to pure joy. The concert titled »Between heaven and earth« interweaves bittersweet South African funeral songs with original parts of Mozart’s Requiem. The programme encourages us to carve out more time for what is important to us.

Conductor Gerald Wirth
Idea | Artistic Director Orchestra Klaus Christa
Chorus Master Paul Burtscher

Landesjugendchor VOICES
Bochabela String Orchestra & Friends