October 7, 2015
The world premiere of Dan Locklair’s “Requiem,” for SATB chorus, soloists, string orchestra and organ will be given on Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. as a part of Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. Locklair is professor of music at Wake Forest.
Performers will include the St. Paul’s Choir, guest soloists and string orchestra members of the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Cummins, organist/choirmaster of St. Paul’s.
“Begun in 2012, ‘Requiem’ was completed on April 3, 2015 (Good Friday) and is dedicated to the memory of my parents,” Locklair said. “In nine movements and approximately 40 minutes in length, the texts for Requiem are all in English and are drawn from both the traditional Requiem Mass as well as from The Book of Psalms.”
This event is free and open to the public. Directions to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at http://www.stpauls-ws.org/. For more program information, call 336-723-4391, Ext. 1401.