“Let Peace then Still the Strife,” the first concert in the reimagined Cathedral Concert series, is an offering of music to our city as a healing balm for the soul. We look forward to welcoming back our community for uplifting and inspiring musical experiences in the Cathedral.
The major work of the evening is the magnificent Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. This powerful piece stands out among the Requiem Masses for its more gentle, introspective character. It is sung in honor of all who have died this year, especially victims of COVID-19. The rest of the program highlights themes of hope amidst despair. Contemporary works by Morten Lauridsen, Ola Gjeilo, and Mack Wilberg illustrate the peace that comes from hope and unity, while works by Handel and Bach acknowledge the pain of our sometimes difficult existence before bursting into joyful hope for the future.
A free-will offering to support the Concert Series will be taken at the concert.
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To preserve social distancing, a limited number of free seating passes are available. Standby seating may be available on the day of the event, but to confirm your seat, please reserve a pass in advance.
To help keep our guests safe, several precautionary measures will be in place. Parties will be seated together with buffer seating between groups. Attendees must wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth. We ask our performers and guests to conduct a self-screening using the CDC self-screener tool prior to coming to the concert and ask any guests who are not feeling well to please remain at home.