by Public Relations Office
January 13, 2005
Cedarville, OhioOn Thursday, Jan. 27, Cedarville University will present a choral masterpiece by Gabriel Fauré as well as a commemorative masterwork by Cedarville`s own chair of the department of music and art.
Four University choral ensembles and the University Orchestra
will present Fauré`s REQUIEM and Dr. Steven Winteregg`s "To Fly Unbounded." More than 150 singers will take part in the performance, including faculty soloists Beth Cram Porter, a soprano from Cedarville; and Mark Spencer, a bass/baritone from Springfield.
French composer Fauré completed the original version of REQUIEM, or "rest," in 1888. Sung in Latin, the masterpiece portrays the peaceful and serene side of death.
Under commission of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Englewood resident Winteregg wrote "To Fly Unbounded" in 2003 for the Inventing Flight celebration. This masterwork portrays the Wright brothers` initial dream of flying, their determination in the face of hardships, and their excitement at breaking the bonds of gravity.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Jeremiah Chapel of the University`s Dixon Ministry Center. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 937-766-7728.