A Requiem for modern times
In its first outing in November 2012, St Nicholas Singers performed one of the great nineteenth century Requiem settings, that of Gabriel Faure; this year it gives Galway audiences the chance to hear a thoroughly modern take on this ancient form.
Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna was written in 1997 and is a work of 25 minutes’ duration in five movements, setting various Latin liturgical texts, some of them from the Requiem Mass and all of them suffused with the notion of light. The composer himself says
The concert takes place in St Nicholas Collegiate Church on Sunday 17th November at 5:00pm. Tickets are 10 Euro (with concessions) and are available at the door.
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