An evening of worship through music, poetry, and art
Sunday evening, May 22, 2022
Dear Congregation, members of your Faith Presbyterian Choir are preparing one of the classic and most beloved requiems of Christian musical history, a masterpiece of the master himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It contains some of the most glorious, poignant, and uplifting moments in the literature of this special genre of liturgical music. A serious church choir will aspire to sing it at some point, but will have to work to do it justice. Many of the FPC choir are at work on this labor of love in preparation for its performance in the evening service of May 22nd. Requiems, of course, are more often Roman Catholic in theological perspective, as is this one, though most of the movements express universally Christian sentiments and hopes. In the few places where specifically Catholic viewpoints are expressed, we have amended the text to make it suitable for expression in our worship. The music will be accompanied by both art and poetry making for an evening of thoughtful and beautiful meditation on Death and the Last Judgment, subjects about which American Christians in the 21st century do not think often enough. Ross Hauck, Courtney Dey and Evangeline Wykoff are some of the musicians coming to help us. Put this one on your calendar!