‘Requiem’ swells with emotion

From the Register-Mail:

A combined choir of 120 voices, a 50-piece orchestra and two professional vocalists are joining forces to present a heartwrenching choral masterpiece by Johannes Brahms.

The Galesburg Community Chorus and the Knox College choir, accompanied by an orchestra comprised of some of the most talented musicians in the area, will present Brahms’ “Requiem” in German at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre, under the direction of Laura Lane.

“This is incredibly powerful, deep music,” Lane said. “It’s beautiful at all levels.”