Mozart Requiem DVD
From Chicago's Historic St. John Cantius Church
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From the heart of Chicago, St. John Cantius presents the iconic Mozart Requiem in its proper setting—the Latin Requiem High Mass.

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Enter into the beauty of the Requiem through this video filmed Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Catholic Church.

Let the awe-inspiring music of Mozart, presented by the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra, be a window into the depth and glory of this repertoire as it would have been originally presented by Mozart.

Re-released on De Montfort Music/Sony Classical in 2017.

Each year on All Souls’ Day, November 2, people gather at Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Catholic Church to attend the Latin High Mass and pray for the blessed repose of the souls of the faithful departed. The music that accompanies this poignant and beautiful Liturgy is the famous Mozart Requiem sung by the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra of St. John Cantius Church.

This DVD presentation of Mozart’s Requiem for All Souls’ Day inspires us to pray for the dead—one of the spiritual works of mercy. We hope that as you watch this DVD you will enter into the beauty of the Sacred Liturgy through the window of sacred music. The Gregorian chant, sung by the Schola Cantorum of St. John Cantius, and the awe-inspiring music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, presented by the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra, are a window through which you are invited to peer—that you might catch a glimpse of God’s glory.


Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC


John Macfarlane


Stephanie Sheffield Culica
Lindsey Adams
Rev. Michael Magiera, FSSP
David Govertsen


First Violin
John Macfarlane, Assistant Second Violin, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Heather Wittels, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Kathleen Brauer, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Renée-Paule Gauthier
Melanie Kupchynsky
Karyn Macfarlane
Second Violin
Gina DiBello, Concertmaster, Music of the Baroque
Sheila Hanford, The Musical Offering
Teresa Fream, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Ann Palen, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Carol Cook, Principal Viola, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Terri Van Valkinburgh, Assistant Principal Viola, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Frank Babbitt, Viola, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Karl Davies, Viola/Violin, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Amy Hess, Viola, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Calum Cook, Principal Cello, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Mark Brandfonbrener, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Andrew Hesse
Double Bass
Andy Anderson, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Collins Trier, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Basset Horn
Linda Baker, Co-Assistant Principal Clarinet, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gene Collerd, Principal Clarinet, Elgin Symphony Orchestra
William Buchman, DePaul University, Chicago
Drew Pattison, DePaul University, Chicago
Bill Denton, Principal Trumpet, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Channing Philbrick, Co-Assistant PrincipalTrumpet, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Jeremy Moeller, Principal Trombone, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Reed Capshaw, Principal Trombone, Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Mark Fry, Bass Trombone, Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Edward Harrison, Principal Timpanist, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Mark Shuldiner
Rehearsal Pianist
James Janssen


Nathalie Colas, Siân Davies, Jennifer Haworth, Esther Joo, Kimberly Jones, Rosalind Lee, Laura Lynch, Susan Nelson, Margaret Quinnette, Henriett Fourie Thompson
Beena David, Tamara Ghattas, Amanda Koopman, Sonia Ness, Amy Pickering, Roger Pines, Louise Rogan, Maia Surace, Anna VanDeKerchove
Dave Anderson, Edward Bee, Madison Bolt, Hoss Brock, Ace Gangoso, Cary Lovett, Keith Murphy, Gerald Virgil
Tamaron Conseur, David Dubois, Jan Jarvis, Wilbur Pauley, Dan Richardson, Daniel Riley, Jim Theorell, Vince Wallace, Ronald Watkins

Recording and Production

Recorded by Atelier HudSonic, Chicago Engineers: Hudson Fair and Bill Clinton Milgram
Producer: Hudson Fair
Crew Assistants: Mark Essick and Eric Nelson
Editorial Team: Nolan Carter, Corrado Cavalli, John Macfarlane, and Terry Sullivan

History of the Mozart Requiem

The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composed in Vienna in 1791 and left unfinished at the composer’s death on December 5. A completion dated 1792 by Franz Xaver Süssmayr was delivered to Count Franz von Walsegg, who had anonymously commissioned the piece for a Requiem Mass to commemorate the February 14 anniversary of his wife’s death. Learn more…

Funds raised from the DVD project help support the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, the A.M.D.G. Foundation, and Biretta Books.