Join us in Wickenden Chapel on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., for a concert entitled "Songs of Solace," featuring French composer Gabriel Fauré's Requiem in D Minor, a work that was performed at the composer's own funeral in 1924. In place of the somber nature of many requiems that had gone before, Fauré's is noted for its calm, serene, and peaceful outlook. One will not find morose themes in this seven-movement opus, but rather musical solace in a work that focuses not on the morbid, but on the restful nature of death. Seekers of solace will also find comfort in our renditions of the traditional African-American spirituals "Deep River" and "City Called Heaven," as well as uplift and renewal in "Make Our Garden Grow," Leonard Bernstein's finale from his operetta "Candide." As always, we look forward to sharing this musical experience with you.
(Click Gabriel Fauré image at right for larger view)
Tickets are $20.00 general admission, $10.00 for Students, and Free for Children 14 and under. Tickets can be purchased from Choral Society members, at the door with cash or check, or online on the Tickets page.
Our Holiday Concert on December 9th was a resounding success, and thanks to ORCTV, you can view and listen to its beauty and majesty again – or for the first time if you were unable to attend! – by clicking this link: vimeo.com/896208987
During our Covid hiatus in the winter of 2020-21, a small group of Sippican Choral Society members recorded Mozart’s "Ave Verum Corpus" individually at home. Director Darry Dolezal then mixed these recordings together to produce what we think is a beautiful version of the Mozart classic. You can stream the recording on SoundCloud or on YouTube below. We hope you enjoy!
You can also view and listen to some of our previous concerts – with thanks to ORCTV! – on Vimeo.