Street Requiem

On Sunday June 9th at 4pm, University Congregational Church Choir joins our Chancel Choir in a dramatic, timely new musical work called “Street Requiem” for the final concert in our Sanctuary Space series. A chorus of 100 singers will be accompanied by a small orchestra and soloists. The concert will conclude with Brahms “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” from the German Requiem. Street Requiem addresses an issue that faces us daily in the Seattle area. Homelessness. Street Requiem pays tribute in particular to the persons who have died living on the streets. Street Requiem was composed by Kathleen McGuire, Jonathon Welch and Andy Payne, Australian musicians and social justice advocates. It received its premiere performance in Melbourne in 2014 and has since been heard in countries around the world. The music a mix of gospel, Celtic, neo-Romantic, neo-Baroque, Indigenous and Contemporary genres. But most importantly, it is extremely listenable and moving.

 


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