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Naumberg Bandshell

Terrace Dr. near West 72nd Street

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MASS APPEAL is back for take 2 by presenting again Mozart's great musical masterpiece (and also his last), Requiem in d minor, K. 626. Presented in conjunction with Make Music New York, singers and instrumentalists from around New York are invited to join us and conductor Douglas Anderson to celebrate the Summer Solstice with this open performance of Mozart’s profound and solemn work. The performance takes place on June 21 at the Naumberg Bandshell (Terrace Dr. near West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10019) located in New York's iconic Central Park. The onetime site of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech and John Lennon's eulogy, the neoclassical Naumburg Bandshell is a Central Park landmark and the go-to place for outdoor performances and festivals year-round.

On June 21, the gathering of singers and instrumentalists will begin at 5:30 pm with an introduction and notes from conductor and composer Douglas Anderson. Maestro Anderson will conduct the performance of the entire Requiem beginning at 6 pm. The performance will conclude at approximately 7:00 pm. Vocalists and instrumentalists are invited to bring their own scores and parts to participate. Music is available online for download and some copies will be on hand during the performance. (see below for instructions)."

Below there is information about how to sign up, how to find PDFs of the music, how to practice the vocal parts with online help, how to attend a rehearsal, and what to do on the day of the performance (June 21).

Instrumentation: The Requiem is scored for 2 clarinets (or basset horns), 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets in D, 3 trombones (alto, tenor, and bass), timpani (2 drums), first and second violins, violas, cellos, double basses, and organ. Instrumentalists who play instruments that are not included in Mozart’s orchestra are also invited; they will have to choose a part appropriate to their instrument and adapt (transpose, etc.) it so it will work in the performance.

For more information please contact: and/or register here for a "ticket" with your voice part or instrument!

Warmup/readthrough rehearsals: Prior to the performance there will be both a vocal rehearsal and an instrumental rehearsal at the nearby Borough of Manhattan Community College for those who wish to read through the Requiem prior to the performance. Details of the rehearsals will be announced shortly. Attendance at the rehearsal is not mandatory; singers and instrumentalists are welcome to come only to the open performance.


Saturday, June 15, 2019
singers: 10am-12:30pm. Room F325
instrumentalists: 3 pm-5:30, Room F326
location: 245 Greenwich Street=Fiterman Hall, Borough of Manhattan Community College

To find the printed music:

Vocal scores:

To find vocal scores, any edition (of the Sussmayer standard version!) will suffice. To download one, go to either:

and choose vocal score or go to:

Scroll down to where it shows ‘Sheet Music’, click on the ‘Vocal scores’ tab, and choose a score.

Please look at the score before you download, the printing and clarity varies widely, as do the languages of the accompanying notes. We will be singing in the original Latin, which all scores have.

Instrumental parts:

To find the instrumental parts for this performance of Mozart’s Requiem, go to with this link:

Scroll down to where it shows ‘Sheet Music’, click on the ‘Parts’ tab, and (this is really important) go to the second set of parts (Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890) ), click on the list of instruments, select the part you need, and print out the PDF of the part.

To Practice the vocal parts on your own:

Visit Cyberbass! Here’s the link:

Remember, the tempos for this performance may vary from what’s online.

Please note:

  • All performers are responsible for bringing their own music. (We may have extra scores and parts, but we anticipate a large turnout, so bring your own music)
  • Bring your own music stands!
  • Be prepared to stand for the performance, both instrumentalists and vocalists. Seating will be very limited, and is only necessary for a small number of the instruments (i.e., ‘cellos).
  • All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, and hydrate appropriately.
  • Gathering time is 5 pm on Friday, June 21 at the Naumberg Bandshell located at Terrace Dr. near West 72nd Street. After greetings and announcements, the performance will begin at 6:00 pm.

See Map For Location of the Naumberg Bandshell. The bandshell is accessible by the east and west side entrances of 72nd street.

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