Performance History

The Memphis Symphony Chorus has performed many Masterworks and Pops concerts in its 45+ year history including such major works as Berlioz Requiem, J. S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Second Symphony, Mahler’s Third Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Missa Solemnis, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Verdi’s Requiem.

2018

May 5-6, 2018  Berlioz Te Deum

April 2, 2018     MLK 50th Anniversary

March 3-4, 2018     Bernstein Chichester Psalms & Kaddish

 

2017

December 19-20, 2017          Handel's Messiah

December 1-3, 2017              Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular

April 29, 2017                        A Salute to John Williams

February 28, 2017                  An A Capella Celebration

2016

December 4, 2016                  Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular

November 12-13, 2016           Forrest, In Paradisium; Vaughn Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem

May 14-15, 2016                    Borodin Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

April 2-3, 2016                       Mozart Requiem

February 5, 2016                    50th Anniversary Concert

2015

December 11-12, 2015          Home for the Holidays

November 7-8, 2015             Holst Planets

October 11, 2015                  Handel Coronation Anthems

May 2-3, 2015                         Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

March 21-22, 2015                   Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins

March 6, 2015                          Handel Coronation Anthems

February 28 - March 1, 2015     Rachmaninoff Solemn Vespers No. 2 Blagoslovi Duche Moya

2014

December 20, 2014                   Home for the Holidays

November 1, 2014                    Magnificat Day, Memphis, TN

February 22-23, 2014                Brahms - A German Requiem

2013

October 26-27, 2013                  Brahms Schicksalslied

                                                   Tippett 5 Spirituals from a Child of Our Time

December 21, 2013                   Home for the Holidays

May 18-19, 2013                       Porgy and Bess

March 22, 2013                         If Bach Were a BeeKeeper

February 22-23, 26, 2013           Holst The Planets

2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012    Home for the Holidays

May 19-20, 2012                     Orff's Carmina Burana

Saturday, April 14, 2012          Mahler 2nd Symphony

2011

December 17, 2011                Home for the Holidays

April 30, 2011                        Beethoven "Ode to Joy"

March 12-13, 2011                  DeBussy Nocturnes

2010

December 4, 2010                   Home for the Holidays

October 16 - 17, 2010              World Premiere Commission

April 10-11, 2010                     Mozart, "Requiem"

2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009         Home for the Holidays

Saturday, October 3, 2009            Craig Brewer, A Filmmaker's Playlist

Saturday, April 18, 2009               Haydn, "The Creation"

2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008         Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 13, 2008       Handel, "Messiah" (Orphanos benefit)

Saturday, April 13, 2008               Berlioz, "Requiem"

2007

Friday, December 14-16, 2007         Handel, "Messiah" (Orphanos benefit)
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Mahler, Symphony No. 3 in D Minor

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Mendelssohn, “Elijah” Oratorio, Opus 70

2006

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Fox 13 TV (Memphis)

Friday, December 1, 2006

Holiday Pops concert- Matt Catingub arrangements

Saturday, October 21, 2006

John Williams Pops concert (Medley)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Handel, “Messiah” (Orphanos benefit)

Saturday, April 8, 2006
Sunday, April 9, 2006

Brahms, “Ein Deutsches Requiem”, Opus 45

2005

Friday, December 9, 2005

Vivaldi, “Gloria”

Sunday, November 13, 2005

MSC 40th Anniversary Concert- Durufle “Requiem”
and additional songs

Sunday, October 2, 2005

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9- Opus 125
(Hurricane Katrina musician benefit)

Saturday, April 30, 2005
Sunday, May 1, 2005

Orff, “Carmina Burana” (cantiones profanae)

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Martin Luther King tribute- Gasser/Jones Jr.
“Black Suit Blues” premiere + medley

2004

Friday, December 3, 2004
Saturday, December 4, 2004
Sunday, December 5, 2004

“Home for the Holidays” Christmas Pops concert
(Medley)--Fox 13 TV

Saturday, May 1, 2004

Verdi, “Requiem”

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Martin Luther King tribute (Medley)

2003

Friday, December 5, 2003
Saturday, December 6, 2003

“Home for the Holidays” Christmas Pops concert

Friday, October 31, 2003
Saturday, November 1, 2003

Halloween Pops Concert (Medley)

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Mahler, Symphony No. 2- “Resurrection”

Saturday, May 3, 2003

Vaughan Williams, “Serenade to Music”
Mendelssohn, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Saturday, April 5, 2003

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor,
Opus 125, “Choral”

2002

Friday, December 6, 2002
Saturday, December 7, 2002

“Home for the Holidays” Christmas Pops concert

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Mozart, “Requiem” K. 626 (“Rolling Requiem”
September 11th memorial concert)

Friday, April 12, 2002
Saturday, April 13, 2002

Beethoven, “Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage”, Opus 112-
Brahms: “Schicksalied”, Opus 54
“Nanie”, Opus 82

Sunday, March 24, 2002

Handel, “Messiah” (complete oratorio)

Friday, February 15, 2002

Martin Luther King Tribute (Medley)

2001

Friday, December 7, 2001
Saturday, December 8, 2001

“Home for the Holidays” Christmas Pops concert
(Friday Dyersburg/Saturday TV)

Friday, March 30, 2001
Saturday, March 31, 2001

Bernstein, “Chichester Psalms”
Haydn, Mass in C Minor, “Mass in Time of War”

Saturday, March 17, 2001

Orff, “Carmina Burana” (Birmingham runout)

Sunday, January 13, 2001

Martin Luther King tribute (Medley)

2000

Friday, December 9, 2000
Saturday, December 10, 2000

“Home for the Holidays” Christmas Pops concert

Saturday, October 7, 2000

Gershwin/Bennett, “Porgy and Bess”

Friday, April 14, 2000

J. S. Bach, “Mass in B Minor”, BWV 232
Friday, April 15, 2000

1999

Friday, December 10, 1999
Saturday, December 11, 1999
Sunday, December 12, 1999

“Home for the Holidays” Christmas Pops concert (Medley)

Sunday, January 17, 1999

Martin Luther King tribute (Medley)

1998

Friday, December 18, 1998
Saturday, December 19, 1998

“Home for the Holidays” Christmas Pops concert

Saturday, October 31, 1998

arr. Danner, “Choral Collage” (Pops)

Saturday, February 21, 1998

Mozart, “Requiem” K. 626

Friday, April 3, 1998
Saturday, April 4, 1998

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor,
Opus 125, “Choral”

1997

 

Friday, December 12, 1997
Saturday, December 13, 1997
Sunday, December 14, 1997

 

“Home for the Holidays” Christmas Pops concert (Medley)

Friday, September 12, 1997
Saturday, September 13, 1997
Sunday, September 14, 1997

Prokofiev, “Alexander Nevsky”, Opus 78

Friday, April 4, 1997
Saturday, April 5, 1997
Sunday, April 6, 1997

Brahms, “Ein Deutsches Requiem”, Opus 45

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