The Central Coast Chorale is pleased to invite the Lincoln County community to its March concert series REQUIEMIX. The REQUIEMIX repertoire blends portions of requiem masses from throughout the history of Western sacred music, from medieval chant through the works of noted contemporary composers including Eric Whitacre and Andrew Lloyd Webber. REQUIEMIX offers a rare opportunity to hear, in a single concert, interpretations of the Requiem Mass, or Mass of Remembrance, spanning centuries.
Friday, March 23 at Congregational Church of Lincoln City (7 PM)
Tuesday, March 27 at Yachats Community Presbyterian Church (7 PM)
Easter Eve Matinee: March 31 at First Presbyterian Church in Newport (2 PM)
“We’re excited to serve up this smorgasbord of individual requiem pieces,” Says Central Coast Chorale Director Dr. Mary Lee Scoville. “We hope it offers an opportunity to connect with the spiritual ups and downs we all face as well as get a taste of the haunting beauty of the entire requiem form. We all feel “Miserere Mei Deus” (Lord have mercy) and “Alleluia” from time to time, and we try to celebrate that in this concert.”
No Latin Required
Says Scoville, “We think it’s very appropriate these concerts are scheduled during Holy Week, but you don’t have to understand Latin or go to church to absorb the beauty of the music of Mozart, Fauré, and Eric Whitacre. We’ve assembled this concert to be accessible to all.”
In addition to the full 50-voice Chorale’s program, the concert will also feature selections from the small, women-only ensemble Women of Note, including Gabriel Fauré’s “In Paradisum” (Into Paradise) and contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s haunting “Ubi Caritas”
About the CCC
The Central Coast Chorale has been bringing choral music to the Central Coast since 1997. Since then, The Chorale has doubled in size and today offers multiple concert series throughout the year and throughout Lincoln County and beyond.