Gloriæ Dei Cantores presents one of the world’s classical masterpieces, Mozart’s Requiem, as well as a hidden gem, Britten’s The Company of Heaven, in celebration of the Feast of All Saints. Led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Richard K. Pugsley, this concert will be performed with full orchestra and world-class guest soloists Martha Guth, Soprano; Kathryn Leemhuis, Alto; Aaron Sheehan, Tenor; and Andrew Nolen, Bass. Concerts will take place October 28 & 29 at the stunning Church of the Transfiguration at Rock Harbor in Orleans, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod). Filled with mosaics, frescos, and other sacred art, the venue provides the perfect setting for this pinnacle performance of Gloriæ Dei Cantores’ 2016 season. This concert is sure to be a highlight in New England for classical music and fine arts lovers.
The Mozart Requiem, Mozart’s final work, left unfinished at the time of his premature death in December of 1791, remains one of the most beloved works of the choral repertory. It is the summation of all that Mozart had absorbed of the classical style and the genius that he brought to the sacred music of his era. Benjamin Britten’s The Company of Heaven masterfully intertwines music with biblical text, as well as poetry and prose by distinguished poets that highlights Britten’s great gift for setting words. The Company of Heaven is a masterful piece of incidental music, full of color with illuminating and dramatic support of the angelic texts. In celebration of the Feast of All Saints, Gloriæ Dei Cantores presents these masterpieces—visionary works painting pictures of heaven, angels, and God’s glory.
The concerts will be held at The Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans (5 Bay View Drive). A Pre-Concert Lecture is held at 6:45pm, and an elegant reception follows the concert.
“Richly rewarding, generously programmed – a real treat” —CLASSICSTODAY.COM
“They sing with absolute fluency and authority”—GRAMOPHONE
“Seamless ensemble, seductive phrasing”—LOS ANGELES TIMES