In times of turmoil, music grabs the soul and lifts it to a place of strength and enduring hope. The powerful songs in this concert express the pain of hardship and the convictions and prayers that get us through. This program features Henryk Górecki’s Miserere, a 35-minute a cappella work dedicated to those who suffered from political oppression in 1980s Poland. The Chorale also performs works by Eliza Gilkyson, Dominick DiOrio, Norman Luboff and more. Join us for an emotional and, ultimately, uplifting musical experience.
The Chorale presents two of the most iconic masterworks for choir and organ: Maurice Duruflé’s monumental Requiem, Op. 9, and Morten Lauridsen’s gorgeous Lux Aeterna. For the Requiem, which is based on Gregorian chant themes, the Chorale features vocal soloists and cello and organ accompaniment. Lux Aeterna, for choir and organ, premiered in Portland 20 years ago. Both works include renowned organist Dan Miller.