EMU to Present Mozart Masterpiece

Kenneth J. Nafziger, will direct W.A. Mozart's monumental Requiem.
Kenneth J. Nafziger, professor of music at EMU, will direct W.A. Mozart’s monumental “Requiem.”
Photo by Jim Bishop

The Eastern Mennonite University department of music will draw on its many resources and talents to present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem mass in D minor.”

The EMU Chamber Singers, University Chorale and EMU-Community Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Kenneth J. Nafziger, professor of music, will perform Mozart’s last composition, perhaps one of his most powerful and recognized works, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in Lehman Auditorium at EMU.

There has always been debate surrounding the work as to how much of the music Mozart managed to complete before his death and how much was later composed by his friend and pupil, Franz Xaver S