In Gabriel Fauré’s setting of the Requiem, the soul journeys from this life to the next on wings of glorious song. Quiet and reflective, the Fauré Requiem forgoes the fire and brimstone of many settings, and instead offers music that soothes and consoles. The exquisite Pie Jesu alone guaranteed the composer’s immortality. Fauré wrote: “everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem.”
Join the Chamber Singers as they present an intimate version of this masterpiece with harp, violin and organ. Britten’s Festival Te Deum, and some of our favorite spirituals round out a program of the jubilant and sublime.
Requiem – Gabriel Fauré
Festival Te Deum – Benjamin Britten
Deep River, Steal Away, Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho and other spirituals
Complimentary post-concert reception.