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Christopher Gabbitas, conductor
Jeremy Peterman, organ

Remembering those who have gone before us is a common human need. Whether reflecting on a long life, well-lived, or mourning a life taken before its time, we seek to honor and commemorate our family, friends, and those we admire. Many are sustained, in the midst of sorrow, by the belief that this life is not the end—that, at last, we will enjoy eternal rest, where Lux Aeterna, perpetual light, will shine upon us.

In the 100th anniversary year of the Treaty of Versailles, this program reflects on themes of memory and loss, including music setting poetry by some of the great war poets of WWI. The program also showcases Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, one of the most famous settings from the Catholic Requiem Mass and perhaps Fauré’s most enduring work, and featuring soloists from the Phoenix Boys Choir.

You’ll also hear a gorgeous arrangement of Elgar’s Nimrod, along with works by Palestrina, Poulenc, texts by Walt Whitman set by American composer William Schuman, and the premiere of a new arrangement of Roderick Williams’s “Everyone Sang.”

October 18, 2019 I 7:30 pm Friday – WEST VALLEY
American Lutheran Church I 17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City

October 19, 2019 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix

October 20, 2019 I 3:00 pm Sunday – PARADISE VALLEY
Camelback Bible Church I 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley

Learn more about this concert:

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