Requiem for the Living

November 26, 2:30 PM The Spire, 82 Sydenham St.

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In 2023/24, KCS celebrates 70 years by returning to its roots, performing masterworks by the world’s great composers, as well as newer works inspired by those classics. The season opens with Dan Forrest’s majestic and sweeping Requiem for the Living on Sunday Nov 26 – “a work of great import…one of the most moving works I have heard in a very long while…”  Jeffrey Williams for New York Concert Review. Since its introduction in 2013, this transcendent prayer for peace and rest has had a powerful impact on choirs and audiences around the world. For this performance the choir will be accompanied by a 10-piece instrumental ensemble and organ, featuring some of Kingston’s finest musicians.
Two introits will introduce the Requiem: Edward Elgar’s haunting elegy for unaccompanied chorus They Are At Rest, and Selig Sind Die Toten by Heinrich Schütz, which uses the same text used by Brahms in the first movement of his Requiem.  

Safety continues to be a priority. As regional Covid protocols are updated, KCS concert policies will also adapt. At present, the choir, conductor and instrumentalists will be largely unmasked,  with a few exceptions. Our audiences are invited to wear masks.  Please visit this page on concert day for changes, if any.