ChoralArt presents Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem & Benjamin Britten
Cathedral of St. Luke, Portland, Maine
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Cathedral of St. Luke
143 State St
Portland, ME 04101
Maurice Duruflé Requiem
Benjamin Britten Festival Te Deum & Rejoice in the Lamb
Many choral aficionados give Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem” pride of place on a Top 10 List. Deeply refreshing Gregorian melodies receive Duruflé’s special harmonic treatment in a work that ChoralArt has not sung in more than a decade. Two of Robert Russell’s favorite Britten works join the “Requiem” on the program: the expansive “Festival Te Deum” and the deeply intriguing “Rejoice in the Lamb” on a text by Christopher Smart. Organist Randall Mullin brings his special touch to the magnificent instrument at St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, Maine.
Randall Mullin, organist
Christy Comeau-Pierce, mezzo-soprano
Ben Noyes, cellist
Robert Russell, conductor
More info and tickets at choralart.org.
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.