Simpson University Music Department presents Brahms’ ‘Requiem’

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University Music Department will present its Spring 2013 Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the university’s Heritage Student Life Center.

The free concert, which includes vocal and instrumental pieces, also features a performance of Johannes Brahms’ “A German Requiem” (Ein deutches Requiem) by the Simpson University Chorale and the Trinity Repertory Singers.

Based upon texts from the Lutheran Bible and the Apocrypha, the Brahms’ Requiem is considered one of the most important choral compositions of all time, noted for its beauty, musical complexity and central themes of hope and redemption.

The program features vocal soloists Allison Armerding, soprano; Chris Withrow, baritone; and pianists Lois Nichols and Jeremiah Trujillo. The choirs are conducted by Dr. Hoffmann Urquiza Pereira, music department chair and director of choral activities at Simpson University.

The Chorale is an auditioned mixed ensemble specializing in advanced vocal and choral techniques. It is the vocal touring group of Simpson University, traveling in the U.S. and abroad.

The Trinity Repertory Singers is a community chorus sponsored and hosted by Simpson University. Open to all community and university members, this group performs in conjunction with the Chorale, among other concerts.

For more information, visit or call (530) 226-4507.


Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s newest programs include degrees in nursing, biology, outdoor leadership, and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. For more information, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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