Tuesday, April 9
Great Choir: French Masters
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Gabriel Fauré first conceived of his Requiem in 1887, and continued tweak and edit the piece until it was finally published in 1900. He broke with tradition in the piece, choosing not to dwell on the operatic terrors of the Last Judgment, but instead focusing on a message of consolation and hope. The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra pairs Fauré’s beloved music 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.