Experience Brahms’ German Requiem on Good Friday at Trinity Cathedral

Contact: April Miller, 216-774-0479, amiller@dohio.org

Todd Wilson, Trinity’s Director of Music and Worship, is available for interviews.

March 29, 7:30 p.m.   Freewill offering

CLEVELAND—Trinity Cathedral presents Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms at its annual Good Friday concert on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Todd Wilson conducts the Trinity Cathedral Choir and soloists with the composer’s original 4-hand piano accompaniment. The concert is free and open to the public.

Brahms captures universal emotions in this powerful and deeply moving work, which he said he would gladly have called “A Human Requiem.” Soloists for the evening include Judith Overcash, soprano; and Zachary Rusk and Ray Liddle, basses. Pianists will be Elizabeth DeMio and Elizabeth Lenti.

Judith Overcash has appeared as a featured soloist across the United States and abroad and as guest artist and faculty at a variety of international workshops and festivals. She is also a professional choral director.

Zachary Rusk, baritone, is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, where he studied vocal performance. He has performed with multiple professional theater companies around Ohio, including Opera Per Tutti, Trumpet in the Land and Ohio Light Opera.

Ray Liddle has performed throughout the Midwest and Northeast Ohio for more than 30 years. He has sung with the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom and at Severance Hall in productions of Israel In Egypt, Don Carlo, Elektra and Le Nozze di Figaro.

Elizabeth DeMio is well known as a collaborative pianist, recitalist and soloist in the Cleveland area. She has appeared frequently with soloists such as David Requiro, Massimo La Rosa, Randolph Kelly, John Mack, John Clouser, Umberto Clerici and the Cavani Quartet.

Elizabeth Lenti is associate for music and worship at Trinity Cathedral. Previously she held the position of Associate Organist-Choirmaster at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif. She is active as a recitalist and has performed on numerous concert series throughout the United States.

Also on Good Friday, vocalist Jennifer Cochran and the Gateway Band present Blues & Lamentations at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend this beautiful and moving worship experience of jazz, silence and poetry.

Trinity Cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Ave. The Cathedral’s parking lot entrance is on Prospect Avenue at East 22nd Street. Overflow parking is available in the Cleveland State University Prospect garage. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.trinitycleveland.org or call 216-771-3630.


About Todd Wilson:
Todd Wilson, one of America’s leading concert organists, became Trinity’s director of music and worship March 1, 2011. Prior to that Wilson had been the cathedral’s organist and artist-in-residence since late 2009. A native Ohioan, he was director of music and organist at The Church of the Covenant in Cleveland for 19 years, and continues as head of the organ department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is also organ curator of the recently restored Norton Memorial Organ (E. M. Skinner, 1931) in Severance Hall, and is house organist at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, where he plays the restored 1915 Aeolian organ. Wilson has been heard in concert in many major cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including concerts at Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK), Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center, and Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee.