A Mass Affair – French Kiss

14 Feb 2014 - 16 Feb 2014

Pittsburgh, PA - Downtown


First Presbyterian Church


Fri, Feb 14 @ 8 pm -- and -- Sun, Feb 16 @ 4 pm

Presenting Organization/Ensemble:

Bach Choir of Pittsburgh

Conductor/Keynote Speaker:

Thomas W. Douglas


Requiem Masses of
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Maurice Durufle (1902-1986)

Thomas W. Douglas
Artistic Director and Conductor

Thomas Octave
Baritone Soloist

Warren Davidson
Concertmaster of the Academy Chamber Orchestra

The twist here is that the sections of the Mass will be intermingled, 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 second, etc. – hence the “French Kiss” in the program’s title.


$10-$30 sold @ Showclix and on the day of the performance

First Presbyterian Church
320 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

More info at www.BachChoirPittsburgh.org
Speaking about these concerts to be presented on Valentine’s Day and the Sunday following, Artistic Director Thomas W. Douglas says:
These two French master composers each provided stunning choral versions of the Requiem mass celebration. Approximately 60 years separate the two works, and this presents an opportunity to juxtapose sections of each to see how they are similar and how different. The totality offers a full concert of beautiful, moving French music and the comparisons will enable the audience and singers alike to be swept up in these terrific pieces.

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