Duruflé Requiem performed by the Crescent Choral Society, Deborah Simpkin King, PhD conducting. Saturday, April 14 at 4 PM - 6 PM
Imagine the sound of monks chanting a requiem in a French cathedral. Then update that chant to the 20th century, and add to it one of the most beloved pieces of French music of all time. You will have imagined the very next concert by The Crescent Choral Society and Orchestra, who will perform this wonderful music by two masterful composers. But wait, you’re not done yet…
Now, visualize the select Mixed Chorus from the prestigious Newark Arts High School singing this Requiem Mass along with the Choral Society, adding their voices to this haunting work by Maurice Duruflé. And, to complete your dream, add the innocent voices of the Newark Boys Chorus who will sing the plaintive Pie Jesu movement of the Duruflé mass. And do you remember that beloved piece of French music I mentioned earlier? Well to top it all off, you will also be treated to the Cantique de Jean Racine by none other than Gabriel Fauré! He was only 19 years old when he wrote this flowing melody as a composition assignment – and he won a prize for it!
You won’t want to miss this concert! Bring a friend, they’ll thank you for it.
Here are the important details:
Who: Crescent Choral Society and Orchestra, with the
Newark Arts High Mixed Chorus and the Newark Boys Chorus
What: Duruflé and Fauré
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Where: Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
Crescent Concerts: a multi-disciplinary presentation of vocal, instrumental, choral and orchestral music bringing high quality events to Plainfield, NJ.
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church 716 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060