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Brahms Requiem with the Oregon Festival Orchestra

  • First United Methodist Church of Portland 1838 Southwest Jefferson Street Portland, OR, 97201 United States (map)

Sunday, July 14, 4 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Portland
Heather Phillips, soprano
Paul Max Tipton, baritone
Portland Symphonic Choir
Oregon Festival Orchestra
Zvonimir Hačko, conductor

Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Requiem is the central work of Brahms' career. It not only contributed greatly to his popularity but established him as a composer of major stature by linking two of the most important spheres of his lifelong musical endeavor, the vocal and the symphonic. It is a sublime and moving work, in every way representing the quintessence of the 19th century Romanticism.

Heather Phillips, high lyric soprano
Her performances have been described by Opera News as “beautiful” and “shimmering”. She continues to garner critical acclaim with reputable performances on the opera and concert stage. Recent seasons brought Ms.Phillips debuts with New Orleans Opera, Opera Naples, The Austin Symphony Orchestra,  Boise Philharmonic and The Canton Symphony Orchestra, In the fall of 2018, she joined the roster of the San Francisco Opera for their production of Strauss's Arabella, covering the title role.

Paul Max Tipton, baritone
Described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a dignified and beautiful singer, bass-baritone Paul Max Tipton enjoys an active career in opera, oratorio, and chamber music, performing and recording throughout North America, Europe, China, and Korea. A versatile singer, Mr. Tipton’s repertoire ranges from Schütz and Monteverdi to Britten and Bolcom, with his interpretations of the Bach Passions being acclaimed in particular for their strength and sensitivity.