SPC’s Chancel Choir and Guests to Perform Mozart’s Requiem

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The Chancel Choir in performance last year at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church.

The public is welcomed to a performance of Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor on Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m., in the sanctuary of Swarthmore Presbyterian Church.

Requiem, a glorious setting of the Latin Requiem Mass, was still in progress at the time of Mozart’s death in 1791, and has become one of his most popular and respected works. SPC music director Jeff DeVault has assembled an orchestra of strings, woodwinds, brass, organ, and timpani (from the Philadelphia Orchestra) and the Chancel Choir welcomes guests and soloists for this special concert.

The performance is offered in memory of the late Christopher S. Burgher, who sang at the church for nearly 40 years as a choir member and cantor. Chris and Anita Burgher’s daughter Regina will be featured as the soprano soloist for the Laudate Dominum, which will be offered as a prelude to the concert.

A reception with light refreshments in Fellowship Hall follows the concert. Swarthmore Presbyterian Church is located at 727 Harvard Avenue.

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