A service of remembrance and celebration
Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini
Covenant Choir and Orchestra
November 4, 5:00 pm
(the Prelude will begin at 4:45 pm)
A special service of music and inspirational readings to remember loved ones and celebrate life. The traditional reading of names will highlight the service.
The featured music will be the Covenant Choir and Orchestra presentation of the Requiem by Luigi Cherubini who was born in 1760 in Florence – that is only four years after Mozart and ten years before Beethoven. Though not well known in current times he was a greatly appreciated composer during his life-time. His music was highly regarded by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Berlioz and others.
Cherubini’s first composition was a Mass and Credo for voices and orchestra, it was performed when he was 13. He soon turned to opera becoming successful in England and then in Paris where he spent the rest of his life. It was later in life that he turned again to write music for the church. The Requiem in C minor was written in 1815 it was greatly admired by many: Beethoven said that if he were to write a Requiem, Cherubini’s would be his only model; consequently, the work was performed at Beethoven’s funeral in Vienna in 1827. Schumann said the work was ‘without equal in the world’.
We offer our presentation of this work in memory of those whose lives will be celebrated during the 2018 All-Saints Vespers Service.
Any donations towards the presentation of the musical work will be greatly appreciated. They can be made by check to: Neighborhood Church. It can be turned in to the church office.