Tuesday, April 9
Great Choir: French Masters
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Gabriel Fauré first conceived of his Requiem in 1887. The Cathedral Choir and Ensemble 1047 perform the 1893 version, which adds the Libera me and Offertoire, yet is still performed by chamber ensemble of violas, celli, bass, harp, horns and timpani with organ. The work is a dramatic break from tradition: rather than dwelling on the operatic terrors of the Last Judgment, Fauré chose instead to focus on a message of consolation and hope. Requiem is paired with with Poulenc’s deeply spiritual Litanies à la Vierge noire and Quatre petites prières de saint François d’Assise.
Requiem, Op. 48
Litanies à la Vierge noire
Quatre petites prières de saint François d’Assise
This event is presented in conjunction with The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls.