“Let Peace then Still the Strife,” the first concert in the reimagined Cathedral Concert series, is an offering to the city of music as a healing balm to the soul. The major work of the evening will be 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 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. We invite you to come and enjoy beautiful music in honor of those who have died and join in thanksgiving for the impact of their lives.
Streaming is also available on YouTube and Facebook on the Corpus Christi Cathedral and Diocese of Corpus Christi channel/pages.
The concert is designed with safety measures in mind. Performers will be distanced from each other and the audience. Parties will be seated with buffer seating to provide social distancing. All attendees are required to wear a face mask while inside the Cathedral. We ask performers and attendees to self screen using the CDC's self-screening tool prior to coming to the concert, and ask anyone who feels unwell to remain at home.
SEATING PASSES & OTHER INFORMATION
The concert is free, but space is limited to preserve social distancing. Reserve your free seating passes here. A free-will offering will be received to support the Cathedral Concert Series.
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