A Mass Affair – French Kiss
Next up will be a program we are calling A Mass Affair – French Kiss, presented on Friday, February 14, 2014 @ 8:00 pm and Sunday, February 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm. This intriguing title will feature performances of the beautiful Requiem Masses of Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) and Maurice Durufle (1902-1986).
The twist here is that the sections of the Mass will be presented back-to-back, e.g.- the Kyrie of one followed by the Kyrie of the other, then the Credo of the first next to the Credo of the next, etc. – hence the “French Kiss” in the program’s title.
Performances take place First Presbyterian Church, downtown. The venue is a perfect setting for this beautiful French music which crosses over from the 19th to 20th Century.
Joining us for these concerts will be Thomas Octave, baritone soloist. Accompaniment will be provided by the Academy Chamber Orchestra, Warren Davidson, concertmaster.
Consider spending part of a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend with the Bach Choir and have your own Mass Affair.