Event featuring Randolph College’s Chorale, Court Street United Methodist Church’s Chancel Choir, St. John Episcopal Church’s Church Choir, and the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra scheduled for April 25.
4/22/2010 10:39:53 AM
LYNCHBURG – Randolph College’s Chorale will join with Court Street United Methodist Church’s Chancel Choir, St. John Episcopal Church’s Church Choir, and the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra in one of Lynchburg’s largest musical collaborations to date. The groups will perform “Requiem” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The event will be held Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel.
Highly dramatic and exquisitely beautiful, Mozart’s final and tragically unfinished work is known to speak to audiences of all ages. “This is the largest musical collaboration with the Lynchburg community the college has undertaken in recent decades,” said Randall Speer, conductor, head of Chorale, and music professor at Randolph College. “The version we will be performing is the best known. After Mozart’s death, the work was completed by Wolfgang’s student, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, and has since firmly established itself among the most well-loved/orchestral works of all time.”
CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations