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Fauré Requiem

Sublime and glorious comfort

Performed by the Eugene Concert Choir & Orchestra

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Hult Center Silva Concert Hall

Synopsis

​Described as a “lullaby” for death, the Fauré Requiem is one of the most well-known and beloved of choral masterworks. The Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music is a lovely companion piece that will enhance the beauty of the concert. Emotional expressions will reach the audience through Paul McCartney’s “Celebration” from his tone poem Standing Stone and the live premiere of “If You Fall I Will Carry You” by media music composer Efisio Cross.

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Danielle Talamantes, soprano

“It’s not often that a fortunate operagoer witnesses the birth of a star!,” critics hailed for Danielle Talamantes’ recent performance as Violetta in La traviata.  This season, Talamantes sings Mimi in La Boheme with Fairfax Symphony and as a soloist in multiple classical masterworks including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with DCINY, Verdi’s Requiem with Fairfax Symphony and the National Philharmonic, Faure’s Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with Eugene Concert Choir, and Handel’s Messiah with La Jolla Symphony. She also performs as a soloist in the National Philharmonic’s Bernstein Choral Celebration concert and returns to The Metropolitan Opera for productions of Carmen. Recent highlights include the role of Marzelline in Fidelio with the Princeton Festival; Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with the National Philharmonic; the world première of Bartoldus’s Magnificat withThe City Choir of Washington. Additionally, she performed at The Metropolitan Opera for their production of The Exterminating Angel.

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Kerry Wilkerson, baritone

Kerry Wilkerson made his Carnegie Hall debut in June 2017 as baritone soloist in the Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas. In addition, Kerry has sung professionally with the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in many of the most prestigious concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. Kerry is well known to Washington, DC audiences through his regular guest appearances with choruses and orchestras such as the Handel Choir of Baltimore, the National Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra, and the Oratorio Society of Virginia. Recent performances as featured soloist include Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the North Carolina Master Chorale and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Air Force Symphony Orchestra. The 2018/19 season highlights include returns to the Fairfax Symphony, Choralis and the City Choir of Washington and debut performances with Opera Roanoke, La Jolla Symphony, Eugene Concert Choir and the Washington Chorus.

Date and Time

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Hult Center Silva Concert Hall

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