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Faure Requiem May 2010

For anyone questioning the logic or sensitivity factor in programming a Requiem as the main event of a Sunday afternoon “Mother’s Day” choral concert, consider the primary caveat: Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem” is a decidedly lighter model of the form. As heard in a solid, moving performance by the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Sunday at Los Read More »

Verdi Requiem May 2009

Sweeping religious music goes operatic : Theme of liberation at the heart of Choral Society’s Requiem performance May 19 2009 JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT Though immortalized as one of history’s greatest opera composers, in Requiem, Guiseppi Verdi created one of the greatest and most enduring classics of the choral music repertoire, particularly among major 19th Read More »