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April 2025 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday, April 6, 2025


The ESO is joined by the North Shore Choral Society, (Julia Davids, Music Director), to present Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem. Brahms composed his German Requiem, one of the great choral sacred works in the repertoire, after the death of his mother in 1865. Unlike most Latin requiems, which emphasize judgement and salvation, Brahms’ composition, in German, aims to provide comfort and console the living. The Requiem is paired with two vocal compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the exhilarating Exsultate Jubilate, a signature work for soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, and a duet from Don Giovanni, in which Stoppelenburg is joined by Bass-Baritone Evan Bravos.

North Shore Choral Society


Musical Insights Free Pre-Concert Preview the Friday before this concert.
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  • Mozart
  • Exsultate Jubilate
  • Mozart
  • “La ci darem la mano”
    from Don Giovanni
  • Brahms
  • German Requiem

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.


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All tickets are assigned seating.

At this time, masks, vaccinations and testing are no longer required to attend ESO concerts or events. As always, we ask that if you are sick, please stay home to prevent the spread of illness. (read more detail).

Advance Sales

$35 Adult, $30 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

At the Door Sales

$39 Adult, $35 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

Children Free

Children 12 and younger are admitted absolutely FREE, but must have an assigned seat.
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Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano

Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano




Evan Bravos, Bass-Baritone

Evan Bravos, Bass-Baritone




Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

April 5, Friday, at 1:30 pm

Enhance your concert experience with a sneak preview — Composers come alive and their passions take center stage when ESO Maestro Lawrence Eckerling takes you on an insider’s tour of the history and highlights behind the music.

Meet our soloist, Holly Mulcahy and Composer George S Clinton, at Musical Insights. They and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling will explore the concert program in depth.


The Merion
Friday, April 5 at 1:30 pm,
Merion's Emerald Lounge at
529 Davis St, Evanston.
FREE and open to the public.
Please RSVP to 847-570-7815.

Light refreshments will be served and casual tours of apartments will be available after the program.