Performance Schedule 2012- 2013
Tickets for all performances are available from Chorus Polaris members and our online Box Office.
When people gather for a requiem, they bring grief, shock, anger, and loss. They hope to find some solace in the ceremony. Friends and loved ones, ancient texts, and beautiful music all help to heal.
Maurice Duruflé played for hundreds of funerals as the organist in one of Paris's largest churches, and he felt the balm of Gregorian chant. When he composed his requiem mass, he used those chants and suffused them with fresh beauty. His musical language drew from the French Impressionists – Debussy, Ravel, and Fauré.
Chorus Polaris joins with organist Donald Livingston to present the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé.
The concert will also include motets by John Tavener, Heinrich Schütz, and Charles Villiers Stanford, and poetry readings that complement the transcendent beauty of the music.
We promise you, the music and poetry will transport you!
Saturday, May 11 • 7:30 pm
St. John the Evangelist
60 Kent Street
St. Paul, MN
Sunday, May 12 • 4:00 pm
Duruflé Requiem Notes:
Chorus Polaris is grateful to James Frazier, organist and director of music at the Episcopal Church of Saint John the Evangelist in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for his contributions to our Durufle Requiem concert. Mr. Frazier is a leading expert on the life and music of Maurice Duruflé, and he generously shared his expertise with us as we prepared for this concert.