Sun, Mar 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Associate Conductor Jenny Wong leads a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s beloved Requiem, the composer’s evocation of the essence of Gregorian style. This piece was a particular favorite of previous Master Chorale Music Directors, Roger Wagner and Paul Salamunovich, both contemporaries of the composer. Instilled with comfort, the Requiem leaves listeners with a lingering mood of hope. Dale Trumbore’s “secular requiem” How to Go On won the 2017 ASCAP Young Composers Award. A setting of poems by American writers Barbara Crooker, Amy Fleury, and Laura Foley, the piece finds beauty and release in the embrace of everyday life, ultimately offering up solace.