REQUIEM & ELEGY
WHEN: Saturday, April 11, at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield
TICKETS: General admission-$20, Seniors-$15, Students-$5.
There is ample free, secure parking in the church lot off First Place.
For more information, please visit the website at http://CrescentConcerts.org or call (908) 756-2468.
The Crescent Choral Society presents an unusual combination of composers: Beethoven and Cherubini for its concert in the beautiful neo-Gothic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield.
Most concertgoers recognize the music of Beethoven, but for many, the music of Cherubini may be almost unknown. Yet in his day, Beethoven considered Cherubini his peer. In fact, the Cherubini Requiem Mass in C minor, which will be sung by the 33 voices of the Choral Society, led by Maestro Allen Artz, III and accompanied by a professional orchestra, was Beethoven’s idea of the perfect Requiem. He even went so far as to say that if he ever wrote a Requiem, he would have Cherubini’s as a guide.
The linking of these two great composers in concert was the idea of conductor and Artistic Director Allen Artz. The haunting qualities of both works will be served well by the cathedral-like acoustics of the Crescent Avenue church.
About Crescent Concerts:
Since 1980, Crescent Concerts at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church has brought world-class musical events to the residents of the City of Plainfield and surrounding communities. Under the superb musical direction of F. Allen Artz III, programming for our concert series is wonderfully diverse including solo voice and instrumental performances, chamber groups, and full choral/orchestral spectaculars.
Crescent Concerts is committed to ensuring that its programs are accessible to all. If you require a special accommodation, please do not hesitate to ask at the concert or call in advance at 908-756-2468 (9 AM – 4 PM).
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.