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Maundy Thursday “Requiem” Performance, Informal Communion, Soup Supper
April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for our observance of Maundy Thursday – which includes a special choral and music performance of John Rutter’s “Requiem,” followed by an informal communion and soup supper.
Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
Rutter’s “Requiem” is widely considered as one of the most popular musical compositions of the last 30 years. The piece is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Requiem – with added Psalms and Biblical verses in English – scored for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra. The seven-movement masterpiece includes a setting of “Out of the Deep” (from Psalm 130); an anthem of “The Lord is My Shepherd” (from Psalm 23); and a soprano solo, “Pie Jesu.”
Rutter composed “Requiem” in 1985 in memory of his father. It was first performed in its entirety in October 1985 at the Lovers’ Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, with Rutter directing. In the six months immediately following its publication, the piece was heard in more than 500 orchestral performances in the U.S. alone.
The community concert will be performed by the FCCOL Senior Chorus, directed by Director of Music Simon Holt. Joining the choir will be local musicians from in and around Old Lyme, including Sarah Callinan, soprano soloist; Stephan Tiezan, concert master; and Kathy Schiano, cello soloist. Immediately following the concert, FCCOL will hold an informal communion and soup supper in the Fellowship Hall.