Fauré Requiem featuring the Bozeman Symphonic Choir May 10 & 12
Bozeman – The Bozeman Symphonic Choir returns to the gorgeous setting of Holy Rosary Church on May 10th at 7:00 pm and May 12th at 3:00 pm for another compelling program of choral masterpieces. Joined by orchestra, Jon Harney will conduct Gabriel Fauré's sublime and timeless Requiem. Additional works by Mendelssohn, Homilius, Brahms, Elgar and more will be featured representing some of the most lively, sublime and relevant pieces by old and new masters.
Fauré's Requiem has become one of the most widely performed scores for choir and orchestra in the world. It is highly accessible for singers of all backgrounds and brings us, in the end, a comforting affirmation that we need not fear.
Though Fauré worked in service to the Catholic Church his entire life, he was not particularly religious; his thoughts on faith and religion were unconventional at best, and sometimes cynical or agnostic. In spite of this, his musical language stirs us to listen and be assured. In Fauré’s words: "everything I managed to entertain in the way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest."
The Requiem will feature bass-baritone Daren Small and sopranos Erin Henke (May 10th) and Kody Van Dyke (May 12th). Daren Small is a distinguished bass-baritone soloist in the American Northwest. He enjoys sharing his passion for singing both on stage and in the classroom and voice studio. Small is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Requiem features a small chamber orchestra with Concertmaster Carrie Krause as a featured soloist. Violinist Carrie Krause specializes in early music, performing with baroque ensembles as soloist and concertmaster across the country and on numerous international series, such as the BBC Proms and Utrecht Early Music Festival.
Krause is concertmaster of the Bozeman Symphony, teaches students ages four to infinity, and is founder of the concert series Baroque Music Montana, the baroque ensemble I-90 Collective, the Second String Orchestra, Bozeman Chamber Ensembles for youth, and the Period Performance Workshop. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Carnegie Mellon. Some days she loves to skate ski almost as much as practicing violin. www.baroquemusicmontana.com.
Additional members of the chamber orchestra include: Anna Jesaitis, Andrew Snider, Mary Landeen, Kristina Otfinosky, Chandra Lind, Julia Slovarp, Charlie Martin, Barbel Pafford, Jon Ford, Lily Hawks, Benjamin Refling, Karen Thielen and Matthew O’Sullivan on organ. O’Sullivan will be featured as a soloist throughout the program. He currently serves as head organist of Hope Lutheran church in Bozeman, and also plays regularly at First Presbyterian Church, Bozeman, and St John Vianney, Belgrade. He has recently made guest appearances with the Helena Symphony, Montana State University Chorale and Aoide Chamber Singers, as well as presenting solo recitals in Bozeman and Billings. In February 2019, he was featured on an episode of Montana PBS’s 11th & Grant with Eric Funk, the first ever organist to appear on this show.
“Fauré Requiem” will take place Friday, May 10th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 12th at 3:00 PM, Holy Rosary Church, at 220 West Main Street. Please enter the church from the entrance on Babcock Street.
Tickets are $25/adult, $15/student, and can be purchased online at bozemansymphony.org, at the Bozeman Symphony offices located at 1001 West Oak Street, Suite 110, or by phone at (406) 585-9774.
Tickets will be available at the door based on availability but in previous years, this performance does sell out – advanced ticket purchases are highly encouraged. The Bozeman Symphony would like to thank David and Kippy Sands and Spectec/TIC, Walter and Regina Wunsch for their generous support.