Manhattan Concert Productions presents esteemed guest conductor Hugh Floyd, the Cathedral Festival Chorus and professional instrumentalists in a performance of American composer Dan Forrest’s magnificent new work Requiem for the Living at New Orleans’ historic St. Louis Cathedral.
Forrest’s Requiem for the Living received overwhelming acclaim during its premiere in March 2013 as “…one of the most beautiful and moving works…” “It embraces the listeners in warmth, peacefulness, radiance, and comfort.” and “There are many great requiems in the active repertory of our important choral organizations. This one will most assuredly be counted among that number.” Forrest combines a setting of the familiar five mass movements Requiem and Kyrie, Agnus Dei, Sanctus, and Lux Aeterna, including a short passage from Matthew, “Come unto me,” sung in English. Watch excerpts from Requiem for the Living here.
Guest conductor Hugh Floyd is Coordinator of Choral Music at Furman University. Prior to Furman, Dr. Floyd was Director of Choral Studies at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Director of Choral Activities at The Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Composer Dan Forrest has been described as “a composer of substance” (Columbus Dispatch), with “superb choral writing…full of spine-tingling moments” (Salt Lake Tribune) whose music has already established a lasting presence in the U.S. and abroad. Dan’s choral works have received numerous awards, distinctions, and has been broadcast on NPR’s “Performance Today”, as well as performed in leading venues across the country and around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center.
Join us at New Orleans’ St. Louis Cathedral for this fantastic performance of Dan Forrest’s memorable Requiem for the Living!