plus works by Franz Schubert ad Kirke Mechem
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 4:00pm
Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Avenue, San Mateo
Our season opening is a performance of the intimate Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. Of this, his most famous work, Fauré wrote: “My Requiem has a sweet nature, like me!” And, indeed, it is surely the most gentle and serene of the Requiems. Its poise, apparent simplicity, balanced structure, and unruffled beauty have led many to call it Hellenic, comparing it to the art of classical Greece. Rounding out this program are choral works by Franz Schubert (Ständchen, Nachthelle) and Kirke Mechem (Island in Space), as well as songs for soloists by Schubert and Fauré.