The Chancel and Community Choir with soloists and orchestra
Diane Michaels, harp
Suzanne Karpov, soprano
Jimi James, baritone
Kyle Oliver, baritone
Dr. Sándor Szabó, conductor
Free admission, reception to follow.
The Reformed Church of Bronxville is proud to present a concert of beautiful and sublime works on Sunday, November 19 at 3:00pm, featuring RCB’s Chancel Choir joined by guest choristers from surrounding communities. Under the inspirational leadership of Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music, the choir will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, his best known master-work which stands as one of Fauré’s greatest achievements, and is one of the finest works in all of French music. Of the many settings of the Requiem, this is probably the most widely loved. In comparison with the large-scale masterpieces of Verdi, Brahms and Berlioz, Faure’s setting seems gentle and unassuming, yet it is this very quality of understatement that contributes so eloquently to the work’s universal appeal. It is impossible not to be moved by the ethereal beauty of this humble masterpiece. Also on the program will be G. F. Handel’s charming Harp Concerto performed by renowned harpist Diane Michaels. The concert is free and a reception will follow.
by Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music