Capital Singers of Trenton is partnering with the community orchestra Sinfonietta Nova and members of the Trenton Children’s Chorus to present Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” at 4 p.m. March 31 in Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad St., Trenton.
The 80-member chorus, which serves as the choral voice of the capital region, is led by artistic director and conductor Vinroy D. Brown Jr. The chorus will sing additional selections including Forrest’s “And Can It Be?” and Karl Jenkins’ “Benedictus” from “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.”
Gail Lee, artistic director and conductor of the West Windsor-based Sinfonietta Nova, will conduct the three ensembles in Forrest’s “Requiem.”
As an American contemporary composer and pianist, Forrest redirects the focus of the “Requiem,” which is traditionally a Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead. Conductors Brown and Lee highlight the unique sound of the piece by collaborating with the Trenton Children’s Chorus, an organization that Brown has been affiliated with for many years. Under artistic director Patricia Thel, the Trenton Children’s Chorus empowers the academic, social and spiritual lives of children in pre-K through 12th grade through artistry in music.
Capital Singers of Trenton performs repertoire of both sacred and secular music throughout the capital region. The chorus strives to promote the art of choral singing, enrich the cultural life of New Jersey and act as ambassadors for the City of Trenton through concerts, special performances and community outreach.
Concert tickets are $20, and children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Sacred Heart’s parish office or through Father Dennis Apoldite, pastor, after weekend Masses.[[In-content Ad]]