Berkshire Lyric presents a free online Zoom lecture about the Brahms German Requiem on Wednesday May 17 at 7:00. The pre-concert talk will be by Lyric’s long time artistic director Jack Brown from his music studio in Stockbridge. Jack has had success during the pandemic and since with online music lectures through OLLI, Simon’s Rock College and the Hotchkiss School. The 90 minute lecture will explore the background of this landmark choral work by Brahms. The 95 voice Lyric Chorus will perform this monumental music with a full professional orchestra at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall on June 4. The lecture will put the music in the context of 19th century romanticism, Brahms career and the deeply spiritual nature of this personal statement on death and solace. Tickets to concert are $35 and may be purchased in advance through the Berkshire Lyric website, www.BerkshireLyric.org. There is no cost to attend the Zoom lecture. Please register for the event here. You will a receive a Zoom invitation link before the lecture.