At his premature death in the early hours of Dec. 5, 1791, W.A. Mozart left his final masterpiece unfinished and shrouded in mystery.
On Friday, Nov. 2, St. Patrick's Parish presented the Handel Choir and Orchestra's rendition of Mozart's Requiem in D Minor.
Due to the myths and controversies which surround it, the Requiem remains one of the most personal, impassioned, and profound of Mozart's works.
The Handel Society of Music whose choir and orchestra performed the piece, is an amateur, non-profit organization that produces choral performances for audiences around the Lower Mainland.
The story goes that the piece was completed by Franz Xaver Sussmayr for Count Franz von Walsegg, who had anonymously commissioned the piece to commemorate the anniversary of his wife's death.