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
Gospel inspired spirituals – Cornerstone, I’ll Be On My Way, and O! What a Beautiful City by Shawn Kirchner
Giuseppina Ciarla will be joining us on Harp and Natalia Maiden on Violin.
Complimentary post-concert reception.