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Rutter: Requiem

  • Grace Cathedral 1100 California St San Francisco California (map)
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A work to behold, don’t miss John Rutter’s enchanting Requiem, performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus, professional orchestra and soprano soloist, led by conductor Sandra Snow at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. Rutter’s Requiem is a seven-movement musical adaption of the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass beginning with the “Requiem” and ending with “Lux aeterna”, using Latin text throughout his mass, as well as solely English. 

Conductor Sandra Snow currently holds appointments in conducting and music education at Michigan State University College of Music, where she conducts the Michigan State University Women’s Chorale, an ensemble that has appeared at consecutive conferences of the American Choral Directors Association. She conducts All-State and honor choirs across the United States, including the 2012 MENC National Honor Choir at the Kennedy Center and was the principal guest conductor of the 2012 Crossroads Children’s Choir Festival. She regularly presents at state conferences, headlining sessions for the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education.

The evening will also feature the National Festival Chorus in a wonderful array of choral classics including Telemann’s “Laudate Jehovam, omnes gentes”, Thomas’ “I Dream a World”, Narverud’s “Sisi Ni Moja”, and more, all under the baton of conductor Jeffrey Benson.

Jeffrey Benson is currently Director of Choral Activities at San José State University in San José, California, and has served as cover conductor for the Grammy award-winning Washington Chorus, where he helped to prepare the ensemble for Maestros Julian Wachner, Leonard Slatkin and Marvin Hamlisch. The Washington Post hails his choirs for singing “with an exquisite blend, subtlety of phrasing, confident musicianship and fully supported tone…that would be the envy of some professional ensembles.”

Don’t miss Rutter’s classic Requiem and the National Festival Chorus at the beautiful Grace Cathedral in San Francisco!

To learn more about participating in this concert, please email info@mcp.us or call (877) or (212) 279-1147. Please check back later for ticketing information.

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