Thu, Nov 18|
Saint Paul's Church
Gabriel Faure's masterwork Requiem offers some of the most luscious and dramatic choral music of the twentieth century. The requiem begins at 5:00 pm.
Time & Location
Nov 18, 2021, 5:00 PM
Saint Paul's Church, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
About the event
Scored for Fauré’s own choir of men and boys at the magnificent church of the La Madeleine in Paris, it has endured as one of his most popular works since its debut performance in 1888. The audience will be transported by this seminal French composition immersed in the beautiful acoustic of Saint Paul's stately architecture, featuring organ and instrumental soloists. Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys’ often perform in tandem, offering inspiration for growth to the boy choristers, who are all educated at Saint Paul's Choir School, adjacent to the parish.
The Fauré Requiem is beloved for its Pie Jesu movement, Latin language compositions, and the performance of the Kyrie in Koine Greek dialect. Faure himself described his Requiem as “dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.