Music of the Soul: Duruflé’s Requiem
Maurice Duruflé’s beloved Requiem, op. 9 (1947) masterfully combines Gregorian chant settings of the Latin Mass for the Dead with more modern harmonies of his French contemporaries. Joining Columbia Chorale is Prometheus: An American Vocal Consort, CAAM’s permanent professional artists-in-residence. Columbia Chorale and Prometheus will present a rich program of lush music and inspiring texts to celebrate the ability of choral music to delve into the depths of human emotion, consolation, and healing.
Prometheus in Concert
Prometheus in Concert celebrates the exceptional beauty and verve of a cappella music from Palestrina, Lassus, and Victoria, to sublime arrangements of stunning and rarely-heard American, Swedish, and Finnish folk music. Prometheus’ ten singers hail from across the United States. Each of them leading professional lives as soloists and chamber musicians, their experience bringing a special breadth and depth to the ensemble, lending Prometheus a unique versatility and intimacy. According to St. Louis critics, Prometheus, under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. R. Paul Crabb, “represents some of the finest choral chamber singing you’ll hear anywhere in the Midwest.” In addition to performing live in concert Prometheus will lead several educational workshops and master classes during their regional tour in October.