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Faure Requiem Concert

communications – April 11, 2011

The Deerfield Academy Chorus & Orchestra will perform at 7:30pm on Friday April 15th with Thomas Pousont and guest musicians, conducted by Daniel Roihl, at the First Church of Deerfield. The event is free and open to the public.

One of the great masterworks of the choral-orchestral repertory, Faure’s exquisite setting of the Requiem Mass represents a timeless testimony to humankind’s eternal struggle to come to grips with its own mortality. Faure’s beautiful and dramatic music perfectly reflects the wide range of emotional imagery contained in the Latin texts of the Roman Catholic funeral rites, from the fearsome fires of Judgment Day to the soul’s peaceful ascent into paradise.