Dan Forrest’s choral masterwork Requiem For The Living, which inspired our next concert with its magnificent music and uplifting message is truly unique, and departs in many ways from the traditional requiem.
In the composer’s own words, it starts simply and builds on long, floating melodic lines, ultimately moving towards an exhilarating closing section that portrays light, peace, and rest.
One of the loveliest lines of the concert—“But joy comes in the morning light”— isn’t in the requiem. Instead, as our artistic director Mike Horanski explains, you will hear music about life’s total journey. Of all its hopes and dreams and adventures. Because music helps us express emotions in ways that words and individuals may not be able to, building community when we help each other celebrate life’s joys and giving comfort to one another. [Read more…]