Fauré Requiem at St. Anne’s-in-the-Fields (Lincoln) – November 5
On Sunday evening November 5 at 5:00 pm, the Fauré Requiem will be presented at St. Anne’s in-the-Fields in Lincoln. This dramatic and moving choral work, beloved by listeners and singers alike, is offered in remembrance of all those we love but see no longer.
From Classic FM’s description of the Requiem:
“As with much of Western classical music, the Requiem owes its roots to Christian faith. Traditionally, at its heart, it is a prayerful lament for the dead. Fauré’s Requiem was altogether different, though, because here was a composer who, unlike many of his contemporaries, had no clear religious beliefs. By contrast, he was very much a doubter, described by his own son as ‘a sceptic’. In place of the sombre nature of many requiems that had gone before, Fauré’s is noted for its calm, serene and peaceful outlook. Anyone looking for morose themes is searching in the wrong place. Instead, here we find musical solace in a work that focuses not on the morbid, but on the supposedly restful and fear-free nature of death.”
Musical solace sounds pretty good around now, doesn’t it?
The St. Anne’s choir, with soloists soprano Meghan Zuver and baritone Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra and organist Frederick A. MacArthur, all under the direction of Jay Lane.
St. Anne’s-in-the-Fields is located at 147 Concord Road in Lincoln. All are welcome.