Maurice Duruflé Requiem / Gabriel Fauré Requiem
Chancel Choir and Masterwork Chorale.
Soloists, Carolyne DalMonte, Soprano
Patricia McAfee, Mezzo-Soprano,
Christopher Stephens, Bass-Baritone,
Jaebon Hwang, Organ
Members and Friends of the San Diego Symphony
Directed by Stanley M. Wicks
Child Care by advance reservation at 619-297-4366
The Requiem as a musical form, based on the Roman Catholic “Mass for the Dead” and Book of Common Prayer burial service, has inspired some of the most glorious works in the choral repertoire by composers such as Brahms, Verdi and Rutter. The “French” Requiems of Maurice Duruflé, published in 1948 and based on Gregorian chant, and Gabriel Fauré, published in its final form with orchestra in 1900, contain traditional liturgical texts in addition to movements which enhance the dramatic impact and beauty of these two choral masterworks. Come and hear the 160-voice Chancel Choir and Masterwork Chorale with organ, soloists and orchestra, directed by Stanley M. Wicks, perform them at First Church’s Lenten Choral Concert.
An open dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 4 PM in the Sanctuary for those who cannot attend the evening concert.
The Cultural Events Committee’s
Music Series 2018-19