DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Concert Choir will be performing John Rutter’s “Requiem” on Sunday, April 11, at 4 p.m. The event will be held in the sanctuary of St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster St.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
The 60-voice concert choir consists of both DC students and community members. The choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra with instrumentalists from Defiance College and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
Rutter’s “Requiem” is a medium-size choral work lasting approximately 40 minutes with movements in Latin and English. Written in memoriam for the composer’s father, the work takes a journey from darkness to light telling a story of death, faith and peace.
“This work is a true joy to hear and will leave you singing its beautiful melodies. Join us for a relaxing and uplifting Sunday afternoon,” said Andrew Schultz, Defiance College director of music programs.
The event is open to the public, and a free will offering will be accepted. A reception will immediately follow in the fellowship hall.
March 31, 2010