The Asheville Choral Society and the Asheville Symphony Chorus present a joint concert, previewing their upcoming European Concert Tour in May, 2017. This concert features major works of two contemporary American composers, favorites of choral singers the world around. Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, is a beautiful and soaring testament to the hope for comfort and the joy of life, set in the context of the traditional Requiem Mass for the dead as rearranged and augmented by Forrest, a prodigious young composer from Greenville, SC, with a growing worldwide reputation. Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna ("eternal light") harkens back to the "Communion" section of the traditional Requiem Mass: "…may eternal light shine upon them…" Lauridsen, several years Forrest’s senior, paints these words of reassurance and comfort with a lush and moving texture of choral sound, the sublime O Nata Lux movement echoing Lauridsen’s tender and beautiful O Magnum Mysterium.
Arden Presbyterian Church, 2215 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC
Tickets for "Light and Life" on Saturday, April 29, are available at Asheville Symphony Chorus, or at the door, subject to availability.