The Pilgrim Church Chancel Choir, directed by Dr. Wilbert O. Watkins and augmented by friends to be a choir of more than 30 voices, is pleased to present this FREE concert of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. The concert features a chamber orchestra, Soprano, Janene Bergen, Tenor, Raymon Cunha and Organist, Joan Hutchinson.
In Forrest's words, "the work is a prayer for rest for the living...it's a 'grant US rest' even more than a 'grant THEM rest,'...and it's a realization that our rest and peace is in God."
Forrest also commented about his hope for the work: “It’s a daunting task to set these ancient texts in a modern setting. I tried to write something appropriate to their gravity, and something that would make a lasting impression for some time to come. I hope the end result does indeed, profoundly affect the listeners-and performers as well.”