Karl Jenkins: Requiem
a mixture of Latin and Japanese Haiku

Friday, March 30 , 2012

7:30 pm

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
4102 North Ben Jordan
Victoria, TX
$5 admission


civic chorus picture

Tickets are available at the door and from any chorus member.
For More Information and to Purchase Tickets:

Contact Dr. Marylynn L. Fletcher at Victoria College
Phone: 361-572-6425

 

 

A Requiem is a mass celebrated for the repose or rest of the souls of the dead. Its name is derived from opening words of the Introit of the Roman Catholic Liturgy, “Requiem aeternam.”  The pre-1970’s liturgy includes the sequence “Dies irae,” a 13th century poem of 19 verses about the “Day of Wrath, Day of Judgement.”  Composers began setting the text of this mass as a four-part choral composition around
1450-1460. 

Karl Jenkins’ Requiem differs from earlier works of this title in that he adds 5 Japanese haiku poems to the movements in Latin.  These five haiku poems are sung in Japanese.  They are accompanied by strings and an ethnic Japanese bamboo flute called the shakuhachi.  Martha Fabrique, an internationally recognized shakuhachi expert will be performing the shakuhachi parts in this concert. A chamber orchestra will provide the accompaniment.