In several religious traditions around the world, the first days of November are celebrated as All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day, and they are familiar in Mexico and the American Southwest as Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”). We’re honoring this weekend of observances through requiem settings by two choral masters: Herbert Howells and Maurice Duruflé. The Howells Requiem examines the pain of loss, deep grief, and eternal hope; Duruflé wrote his Requiem for choir and organ in memory of his father. We’ll also pay tribute to Dr. Harvey K. Smith, beloved conductor of the Phoenix Boys Choir, with a world premiere written by J.A.C. Redford.
Guest Artist – Jan Kraybill, organ
NOVEMBER 1, 2014 I 2:00 pm Saturday – WEST VALLEY
Lord of Life Lutheran Church I 13724 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West
*Tickets for this concert are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 1:00 pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
NOVEMBER 1, 2014 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
*Tickets for this concert are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 6:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
NOVEMBER 2, 2014 I 3:00 pm Sunday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
First United Methodist Church I 5510 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
*Tickets for this concert are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church.