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Viva invites singers to perform Mozart Requiem
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, Sunday, June 22, 2025

Viva Preparation for Carnegie

Choir Rehearsals

In-person San Francisco Bay Area

Also Zoom live and recorded

Rehearsal dates TBA

Fall 2024

4 rehearsals


1 rehearsal per month

Sundays, 2–5 PM

Spring 2025

12 rehearsals

2 in January

2 in February

3 in March 

3 in April

2 in May


Bay Area Dress Rehearsals

Choir, soloists, orchestra

Friday, May 30, 7-10 PM

Saturday, May 31, 2-5 PM

Bay Area Concert

Sunday, June 1, 2025, 3 PM

Carnegie Singer Residency 2025


Thursday, June 19—Monday, June 23

Thursday, June 19

Arrive in New York City

Free time

Friday, June 20

First rehearsal

Massed choir & piano


hotel ballroom

Free morning/afternoon and evening


Saturday, June 21

Second rehearsal

Massed choir & piano


hotel ballroom

Free morning/afternoon and evening


Sunday, June 22

Dress rehearsal

Choir, soloists, orchestra

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

Post-concert Cruise

dinner, drinks, and dancing

and views of the NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty


Monday, June 23 

Residency ends

Times and venues TBA for rehearsals and concert

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Sing Mozart Requiem 

"Nearly twenty years singing with Viva include four soul-altering opportunities to perform Mozart's Requiem.  The Requiem's sweet nuance, its delicate dance, its mystery and deep emotion—Maestra Hoffmann expressively elicits these qualities.  I am so looking forward to the Requiem at Carnegie.  I encourage singers to join us in performing the most beloved music in the most iconic hall. 

Matthew Reeve, Viva bass section leader.

Sing at Carnegie

"Experience the magnificence of the most storied concert hall in the world—its rewarding acoustics, its elegance, and the privilege of performing on its awe-inspiring stage, imbued with the legacy of more than one hundred years of the best performers in the world." Shulamit 

Sing with Viva

"Viva la Musica has been my home choir for the past seven years and every year it gets sweeter.  The quality of music, professionalism, and artistry that Maestra Hoffmann leads with is unparalleledHoffmann.  Her dedication, love for what she does, and joy in the making is truly evident and what keeps me coming back. Join us!" Lauren Haber, Viva soprano soloist.


Sing with Shulamit

"Singing with Shulamit is truly a wonderful experience. She brings the music to life. Looking forward to experiencing Mozart Requiem at Carnegie with Shulamit on the podium!"

Carol Meyer, Viva Alto section leader.



Sing under the auspices of MidAmerica Productions

Professional concert management at Carnegie for over forty years.

Mozart Requiem in 2025 will be Viva la Musica's fifth MAP performance. 

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Mozart Requiem

Lukas Church, Dresden, March 15, 2011

Viva la Musica! & the Lukas Church Choir and Orchestra

Deirdre Lobo-D'Cunha, Soprano

Wendy Morgan Hunter, mezzo-soprano
Brian Thorsett, tenor

Jordan Eldredge, baritone

Freddie Mendoza, tenor trombone

Shulamit Hoffmann, conductor

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