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Chancel Choir presents Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest, for chorus and chamber orchestra, All Saints Sunday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. at Augustana. The concert is free, and no tickets are required.
A requiem, at its core, is a prayer for rest—traditionally, for the deceased. The five movements of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, however, form a narrative just as much for the living, and their own struggle with pain and sorrow, as for the dead.
This major work by Dan Forrest (b. 1978) is a transcendent prayer for peace and rest, based on the liturgical Requiem texts but also interspersing other texts. From the opening Introit-Kyrie, to the aggressive Vanitas Vanitatum, the heavenly Agnus Dei, an ethereal Sanctus, and a deeply peaceful Lux Aeterna, this 40-minute work has had a powerful impact on choirs and audiences around the world.
Come and celebrate All Saints Sunday with this choral and orchestral tribute to saints past and present!