From the web page of the Longview Symphony Orchestra
East Texas Community Chorus & The Longview Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Jim Taylor Mozart Requiem Alyssa Marshall, soprano Virginia Lile-Boaz, mezzo-soprano Jon Starling, tenor Horace English, bass Tonight, April 29, 2014 7:30PM Trinity Episcopal Church 906 Padon St., Longview, TX No Charge for Admission During the summer of 1791 Mozart was approached by a mysterious stranger with a commission for a Requiem Mass, under the stipulation that Mozart never attempt to learn the identity of the commissioner. Mozart worked assiduously on the Requiem, and as his health deteriorated he became convinced that the Requiem would be his own. The Requiem was incomplete at the composer’s death, but his pupil, Süssmayr, filled in the gaps so that Mozart’s widow could collect the commission. The work has been surrounded by mystery since its creation, and its incredible beauty and compositional excellence have endeared it to succeeding generations of singers and listeners alike.