Requiem honors late Charleston conductor Stahl

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - The Charleston Symphony Chorus and Orchestra are presenting a special performance in memory of the conductor who led the organization for more than a quarter century.

The musicians present Brahms' "Requiem" on Saturday in memory of David Stahl.

Stahl is credited with building the symphony from a community orchestra to one that received praise from musicians worldwide. He died last fall of lymphoma.

The two soloists for the performance are soprano Saundra DeAthos of the San Francisco Opera and Charleston baritone David Templeton. The College of Charleston Concert Choir, members of the Taylor Festival Choir and other singers from across the Southeast also are performing.

Orchestra officials say the "Requiem" is being performed in German as both Stahl and Brahms would have wanted it..

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