Christ Church choir to per­form Fauré’s ‘Re­quiem’ Nov. 1

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EAS­TON — The Par­ish Choir and friends of Christ Church Eas­ton will present a spe­cial con­cert for All Saints Day at 7 p.m. Thurs­day, Nov. 1.

The con­cert will fea­ture the revered mas­ter­work “Re­quiem” com­posed by French composer Gabriel Fauré be­tween 1887 and 1890. It is the most fa­mil­iar of all of the composer’s larger works and pre­miered in its orig­i­nal form in 1888 at the Church of Sain­teMarie-Madeleine in Paris.

The seven-move­ment work which fo­cuses on eter­nal rest and con­so­la­tion in­cludes choir with so­prano and bari­tone so­los. Soloists for the per­for­mance will in­clude so­prano Lau­rie All­top, with bari­tone so­los per­formed by Pa­trick Ma­son and Ran­dall Bac­hand. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing the choir will be Dale Krider at the or­gan and harpist Re­becca An­s­tine Smith of the Na­tional Phil­har­monic Orches­tra with Wes Lock­faw con­duct­ing.

In­cluded in the con­cert will be works from sev­eral other well known com­posers in­clud­ing “Pie Jesu” by An­drew Lloyd Web­ber, “O How Ami­able” by Ralph Vaughn Wil­liams and “Happy and Blest are They” taken from Felix Men­delssohn’s or­a­to­rio “St. Paul.”

All Saints Day, also known as All Hal­low’s Day, the Feast of All Saints and Solem­nity of All Saints, is a Chris­tian fes­ti­val hon­or­ing all saints, known and un­known. In Western Chris­tian­ity, it is cel­e­brated an­nu­ally on the first day of Novem­ber.

There is no ad­mis­sion charge for this per­for­mance, though a freewill of­fer­ing will be re­ceived.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Christ Church is at 111 S. Har­ri­son St., Eas­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-822-2677 or visit ChristChurchEas­ton. org.

This per­for­mance is pre­sented by the Christ Church Con­cert Se­ries which is sup­ported in part by the Tal­bot County Arts Coun­cil with funds pro­vided by the Mary­land State Arts Coun­cil.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The choir and mu­si­cians of Christ Epis­co­pal Church in Eas­ton will per­form Faure’s “Re­quiem” and other works on All Saints Day, Nov. 1.

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