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Tuesday, April 9

Great Choir: French Masters

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Great Choir

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‚Ä® of consolation and hope. Requiem is paired with Poulenc’s deeply spiritual Litanies à la Vierge noire and Quatre petites prières de saint François d’Assise.

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, Op. 48

Francis Poulenc
Litanies à la Vierge noire
Quatre petites prières de saint François d’Assise

Jennifer Zetlan
John Brancy

This event is presented in conjunction with The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls.