The Chancel Choir will present Requiem by Michael Haydn and Hallelujah! What a Savior! by Lloyd Larson and other composers at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30 (Good Friday) as part of Holy Week Celebrations at RHUMC. A chamber group from the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles will accompany. Michael Haydn is the lesser known brother of Franz Joseph Haydn (who is considered the father of symphonic music – he composed 106 symphonies!), and his Requiem is neither well known nor frequently performed. But it is very much from the Classical Era – composed in 1771, and is a forerunner to the Mozart Requiem – composed in 1791, and is a beautiful setting of the Latin text (please see http://www.requiemsurvey.org/latintext.php.). Hallelujah! What a Savior! is a contemporary cantata that celebrates the Crucified and Risen Christ that includes readings from relevant Biblical texts. Please plan now to attend this free concert.
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