Summer Sing (Aug 5): Fauré Requiem
Sun, August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm$10 – $20
Boston Choral Ensemble Summer Sing: Fauré’s Requiem
Boston Choral Ensemble will host an informal Summer Sing in Gordon Chapel at Old South Church on 8/5. Qualified singers of all ages and all voice parts are welcome to come and sing Fauré’s beautiful and ever-popular “Requiem,” and his enchanting “Cantique de Jean Racine.”
Mitchell Crawford, the new music minister at Old South Church will be the organist; and the choir will be conducted by Andrew Shenton, artistic director of Boston Choral Ensemble.
We assemble at 1:45 p.m. to rehearse starting at 2:00 p.m. The performance will start at 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception.
The cost is $10 or by donation for singers and $20 or by donation for audience members. This is a fund-raiser for the Ensemble, so your contribution goes to support our bold and innovative program for our 2018/19 season which includes the American premiere of a new piece by Arvo Pärt, Rachmaninov’s “All-Night Vigil,” and James MacMillan’s astonishing “Seven Last Words from the Cross.” Tickets for singers and audience members are available at the door.
There are three extra opportunities to give for this concert. Bids start at $100 each if you (or someone you nominate) would like to:
- a) sing the soprano solo (Pie jesu)
- b) sing the baritone solos (Hostias and Libera me)
- c) conduct a movement in concert
To register your interest in one or more of these opportunities, please email email@example.com.
Please share this info with anyone you think might enjoy spending a summer afternoon making beautiful music!
Singers should download the Requiem score edited by Philip Legge from the CPDL web site and either print it off or add it to their tablet.
They should also download the “Cantique” in the version edited by Rafael Ornes which we will perform, rehearsal time permitting.