“A Requiem for the Pandemic”

“A Requiem for the Pandemic”

The Fairfield County Chorale will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor and Thomas Cabaniss’s Three Sabbaths on Saturday March 26 at 7:30 pm at Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall, 125 East Ave. (with easy parking at the City Hall lot). Internationally renowned conductor Maestro David Rosenmeyer will conduct the Chorale accompanied by The Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra. Guest soloists are Joy Jan Jones, soprano; Eugenia Forteza, mezzo-soprano; Pedro Sequera, tenor, and Hyunsoon Kim, baritone. Mozart began composing the Requiem in the fall of 1791 at the request of Count Franz von Walsegg, who commissioned the piece to commemorate his young wife’s death. Mozart died suddenly on December 5 of that year at the age of 35, leaving the work incomplete. His widow, Costanze, asked a colleague of Mozart’s, the composer Franz Süssmayr, to flesh out what Mozart had written and sketched out so that she could receive payment from the Count. How much of the finished Requiem was Süssmayr’s work and how much had actually been written by Mozart remains a mystery and the subject of much scholarly speculation. Thomas Cabaniss’ Three Sabbaths is a new composition in which the composer puts music to three evocative poems by the American poet, Wendell Berry, who derives inspiration from his observations of the land and nature. The title of the pieces refers to Mr. Berry’s practice of writing his poetry on Sundays.

Tickets and info: www.fairfieldcountychorale.org

The event is finished.


Mar 26 2022


7:30 pm

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