Associate Conductor Jenny Wong leads a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s beloved Requiem, the composer’s evocation of the essence of Gregorian style. This piece was a particular favorite of previous Master Chorale Music Directors, Roger Wagner and Paul Salamunovich, both contemporaries of the composer. Instilled with comfort, the Requiem leaves listeners with a lingering mood of hope. Dale Trumbore’s “secular requiem” How to Go On won the 2017 ASCAP Young Composers Award. A setting of poems by American writers Barbara Crooker, Amy Fleury, and Laura Foley, the piece finds beauty and release in the embrace of everyday life, ultimately offering up solace.
Duruflé Requiem soloists: Jessie Shulman, mezzo-soprano; Chung Uk Lee, bass-baritone.
Dale Trumbore How to Go On soloists: Kelci Hahn, soprano; Bethanie Peregrine, soprano; Callista Hoffman-Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Sarah Lynch, mezzo-soprano; Adriana Manfredi, mezzo-soprano; Ilana Summers, mezzo-soprano; Jimmy Traum, tenor; Scott Graff, baritone; James Hayden, bass.
The performance of How to Go On is made possible with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.