Choral Society: Orchestral Concert, "Requiem For Eagles,” 10/8

The Telluride Choral Society announces upcoming orchestral concert featuring the uplifting, locally created “Requiem for Eagles.” The musical happening takes place Sunday, October 8, 3 p.m. at Telluride’s Palm Theater; pre-concert talk, 2-2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults; $15 for students, available here, by calling 970.369.5669, or at the door.

Two years ago, the Telluride and Durango Choral Societies collaborated to bring a premiere event to the Palm Theatre stage. The original work, “Requiem for Eagles,” was the culmination of thousands of hours of dedicated effort on behalf of over 100 participants.

Written for four-part men’s chorus and piano by the late David Lingle, former director of the Telluride Choral Society, “Requiem” was realized for orchestra and four-part mixed choir by local member and composer Dalen Stevens. It premiered in Telluride on October 11, 2015.

As a result of this successful collaboration, in 2016 “Requiem” went on to win the nationally prestigious Chorus America/ ASCAP “Alice Parker Award,” devoted to the creation of recently composed works for the human voice.

The Telluride Choral Society is now thrilled to announce the return of the “Requiem” for Telluride audiences on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3 p.m.

“. . .  a beautifully crafted, monumental work that I believe will emerge as one of the great musical achievements of the 21st century,” Linda Mack Berven, Conductor & Artistic Director, Durango Choral Society.

“The San Juan Symphony, under the baton of Thomas Heuser, opens its 2017-2018 American Visions season celebrating composer David Lingle’s impact on our local choral community. We proudly present ‘Requiem for Eagles’ as part of a continuing collaboration between the Durango Choral Society and Telluride Choral Society. The soaring harmonies and gentle themes of the prize-winning Lingle/Stevens Mass are paired with other reverential offerings, including Beethoven’s beloved ‘Pastoral’ Symphony and Felix Mendelssohn’s firsthand rendering of ‘Fingal’s Cave’ in the Scottish Hebrides Islands,” said the San Juan Symphony.

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