STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale will sing one of the best known chorale works, Faure’s Requiem, on Oct. 29 and 30.
First sung in the United States in 1931, the work was actually composed between 1887 and 1890 and performed at Gabriel Faure’s funeral in 1924.
This chorale work is simply beautiful. Faure said of his Requiem, “Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”
The Stockton Youth Chorale will honor Inez Pope, who has been their accompanist since the very early 1980s. As the Youth Chorale presents several works by Schubert, Inez Pope will be accompanying the Youth Chorale for the last time. She is respected, loved and is a real asset to the Youth Chorale.
The Stockton Master Chorale will join in the “Autumn Collage”, singing Samuel Barber’s “Sure On This Shining Night”, along with works by Brahms, di Lasso and Schumann, works that will evoke the fall season and bring to mind the beauty of that transitional time.
Single concert tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are general admission and may be purchased at the door or on the website, www.stocktonchorale.org, or through Chorale members. For more information, call the Stockton Chorale office at (209) 951-6494.
The Stockton Chorale, founded in 1951, is a nearly 100 member community chorus of singers from the Central Valley, Contra Costa County and the Sierra Foothills. The Conductor of the Stockton Chorale and Master Chorale is Dr. Magen Solomon. The conductor of the Youth Chorale is Joan Calonico.
The concert will be presented 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton and at 3 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 30, at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi.