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Win tickets to Mozart’s Requiem


The Shaghoian Hall, with its acclaimed acoustics and intimate setting, is a wonderful place to hear choral works. That’s one reason why people are so excited to hear the towering Mozart Requiem this weekend featuring the Fresno Philharmonic and the Fresno Community Chorus. There are performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but you have to remember that the Shaghoian is about a third the size of the Saroyan Theatre, where the orchestra usually plays. Saturday and Sunday’s performances are nearly sold out, while I’m told that a few seats remain for Friday’s 8 p.m. show.

Which is why it’s so fun to be able to give away a whopping 10 tickets to Friday’s performance. I’ll give a pair of tickets each to FIVE lucky Beehive readers. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite choral work with orchestra. (If you don’t have one — no problem. Just tell us why you’d like to see this concert. I’ll five comment at random. The winners each will receive four tickets. No repeat entries, please. These are paper tickets, so you’ll need to come down to The Bee’s front lobby by 5 p.m. Friday to pick them up. Deadline to enter is 4 p.m. Wednesday. Be sure to check your email between 4 and 5 p.m. that day, because that’s how I’ll inform winners. Complete rules are after the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.


Responses to "Win tickets to Mozart’s Requiem"

Jacki Johnson says:

I would love to go!

Shaun Apperson says:

My 9 and 11 year old would love to experience this, I think they are ready to experience some culture in their life.

Julio Guzman says:

I want to take my younger sister. I think she would really enjoy it, she has never seen an orchestra and it would be great to give her that experience.

Eric W says:

Bach, Mass in B minor is one of my favorite pieces of all time.

Luke Scholar says:

I would love to go because I’ve never seen live orchestral music before!

Reggie D. says:

My daughter is in the 4th grade and plays the clarinet and is in the school choir I would love to take her. That way she can see how great she can be in music when she is oolder.

Luis Solis says:

This would bee awesome!



Liz says:

I would love to expose my daughters to this sort of musical performance and watch their reaction.

Randy says:

I would love to go and take my wife

Sally Rivera says:

I would love to go and take my girls. They have played in Ochestra since elementary school. What a treat this would be for them.

Ron Kerbow says:

Four tickets would be enough to take my entire family. Nice family outting.

MJ Borelli says:

Carmina Burana…and I really want to go!

Janet says:

I have never been to the Philharmonic before…so don’t really know any pieces? I would love to go and take my son who just started band!

Edith says:

I wanna go!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Sareen says:

Mozart’s Requiem is actually my favorite. Good stuff.

e.field says:

Mendelssohn: MidSummer Night’s Dream (close runner up) Tchaikovsky: Pathetique…

But I’d listen to shredding cardboard if it was in the new hall… that thing is supposed to be amazing…

Angela says:

La Crimosa, which is a part of Mozart’s Requiem is by far my favorite. I would just die if I won these tickets!!

Eric W says:

“I would just die if I won these tickets!!”

If you win, leave them to me in your will then

erica says:

Handel’s Messiah

Lacey says:

Mozart’s Requiem is my favorite choral/ orchestral piece, with Carmina Burana following in close second. As a music student in LA a few years ago, I had to study Mozart’s requiem for my music history class. 3AM, full of coffee, and delirious, I listened to the composition while following along with the score. When the final piece, Lacrimosa, played, I actually wept (whether from the sheer beauty of the haunting voices or my delirium, I cannot say). Mozart is my favorite composer for numerous reasons, but after that experience, I felt a strange affinity to the composer. First-hand accounts of Mozart’s death say the bedridden composer had the Requiem performed by his bedside, and cried upon hearing the first few bars of the Lacrimosa; Mozart died a few hours later.

I would love to have the opportunity to hear this beautiful piece performed live, and would share the experience with my little sister, who plays oboe for groups and youth organizations across the valley.

Marylou Hurtado says:

I would like for my 11 year. Grandson to attend he is working hard playing piano he is the second generation and he only plays classical music

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