Mozart’s “Requiem” at MTSU Sunday



(MURFREESBORO) Singing students from Middle Tennessee State University will be in the spotlight on Sunday, October 24, when the MTSU Schola Cantorum and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society mix their voices in a special performance of Mozart’s haunting final work, “Requiem”.

The concert is scheduled for October 24 at 3 p.m. at Hinton Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building, located at 1439 Faulkinberry Drive. Guests must adhere to the MTSU mask and other health security requirements within the venue.

Tickets cost $ 15 for adults, $ 12.50 for seniors and $ 10 for children 12 and under and are available online at and at the door. MTSU students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with current ID.

Raphael Bundage, Professor of Vocal Interpretation in the MTSU School of Music and Music Director / Conductor of the Choral Society, directs MTSU’s community interpretation of the beloved classical composer’s final work.

A nobleman commissioned the piece for a requiem mass to commemorate the death of his young wife. Mozart was working there when he died suddenly in 1791 at the age of 35, and a colleague completed it the following year.

This fall concert features 14 student soloists, all voice majors at MTSU:

  • Alex Baldwin, a junior tenor from Manchester, Tennessee.
  • Allison benoit, a senior soprano from Germantown, Tennessee.
  • Hannah Blankenship, a second year soprano from Murfreesboro.
  • Miya Burt, a junior viola from Cordova, Tennessee.
  • Haylee casper, a sophomore viola from Smyrna, Tennessee.
  • Anna Cooper, a senior soprano from Murfreesboro.
  • Seth Pinson, a senior tenor from Murfreesboro.
  • Jaedyn Heil, a junior soprano from Murfreesboro.
  • Jesse Lowery, a sophomore viola from Columbia, Tennessee.
  • Tyler middleton, a double bass player from Maryville, Tennessee.
  • Dakota Paschel, a junior bass from Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Cameron roberts, a second-year tenor from Knoxville.
  • Logan stewart, a sophomore bass from Clarksville, Tennessee.
  • Julie Webster, a senior soprano from Lynnville, Tennessee.

The Schola Cantorum features top vocal majors and graduate students from the upper division of MTSU. The internationally renowned Choral Society comprises the best student singers alongside outstanding singers from the surrounding community.

An overview of their work, available at, presents the groups performing “Kyrie” and “Gloria” by Mozart at a concert in 2017.

The Middle Tennessee Choral Society also scheduled its annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro, 265 W. Thompson Lane.

Tickets for this concert are also $ 15 for adults, $ 12.50 for seniors and $ 10 for children 12 and under and available online at and at the door.

For more information on this concert and others at the MTSU School of Music, call 615-898-2493 or visit and click on the “Concert Calendar” link.

For details on joining the Middle Tennessee Choral Society, contact Bundage at [email protected] or 615-898-2849.


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