Ein deutsches Requiem

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The Star Chorale led by Music Director Dr Kathleen McGuire presents the acclaimed German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem) by Johannes Brahms.

With lyrics drawn from the Lutheran Bible, German Requiem is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful choral works ever written. In contrast to the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass, this work focuses on the living, and the ideas of sympathy and comfort are recurring themes.

This performance is sung in German and features Wiradjuri soprano, Shauntai Batzke, and baritone Lucas de Jong, well known to opera audiences in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Dr Kathleen McGuire has thirty years’ experience working with choirs, orchestras and other ensembles, both in Australia and overseas. She was appointed Music Director of the Star Chorale, a community choir based in Kew, at the beginning of 2017.

Presented by Star Chorale


Shauntai Batzke soprano
Lucas de Jong baritone
Kathleen Maguire conductor


Johannes Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem