67th Annual Requiem Concert Saturday – 第67回レクイエム奉唱会

Tomorrow is the annual Requiem Concert at Rikkyo University’s All Saints Chapel.  This year the student choirs combine to perform Faure’s lovely setting of the Requiem mass.  The chorus will comprise 70 students (with a few recent grads), accompanied by our usual professional orchestra.  Here is a photo of the dress rehearsal held last night.  It went exceptionally well, so I can guarantee a fine performance tomorrow night.


Requiem Dress Rehearsal レクイエムGP

The concert begins at 6:30 pm and is free and open to all.  The Faure Requiem will be performed on the second half of the program.  The first half will be sung by the two student choirs accompanied by university organist Yuko Sakiyama.  The program is below.


Women’s Choir 女声聖歌隊
Herbert Sumsion        There is a green hill
Pablo Casals                 Nigra sum
Cecilia McDowall       Missa Mariae: Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus dei
Mixed Choir 混声聖歌隊
Edward Elgar    They are at rest
C. V. Stanford    Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in G Major
Ola Gjeilo           Ubi caritas
Jonathan Dove  Seek him that maketh the Seven Stars                                                7

Finally, a bit of PR.  The Rikkyo choir’s first professionally-produced CD has been released.  It is available for sale on campus, by direct mail to me (use the comments section to contact me), as well as in Christian Bookstores throughout Japan.  I should be available to buy on Amazon Japan soon, as well.  In addition, the CD will be available for purchase after the Requiem concert Saturday.  Here is the PR flyer for the CD.


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