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The Washington Chorus presents: <i>Parisian Spring: Duruflé, Fauré, and more...</i>

The Washington Chorus presents: Parisian Spring: Duruflé, Fauré, and more...

Sunday, May 1, 2016 5:00 PM

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The Washington Chorus
Julian Wachner, music director & conductor
Featuring Thierry Escaich, organ

With Washington National Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls

Parisian Spring: Duruflé, Fauré, and more...

Join us for an evening filled with glorious gems of the French repertoire, including At the Lighting of the Lamps, written by TWC's Music Director Julian Wachner in the French choral style. The program showcases the sumptuous Requiem of Maurice Duruflé, recognized as one of the great choral masterworks of all time. The concert features the Kennedy Center Concert Hall's Rubenstein Family Organ with renowned French organist Thierry Escaich – Duruflé's successor at Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Church in Paris. Don't miss this opportunity to be surrounded by the rich sounds of this breathtaking music!

Performance Timing: Part One - 45 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 45 min.

Program & Notes

Maurice Duruflé
Maurice Duruflé