The 110-member Farmington Valley Chorale and its Artistic Director Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth, will present a program of music by French composers on June 8 and 9 in Simsbury. The concert features Maurice Durufle’s Requiem, with organist Dr. Sean Redrow and baritone Gregory Flower. The Requiem, which is built upon Gregorian chant melodies, is widely regarded as Durufle’s greatest work. The program includes Gabriel Faure’s acclaimed Cantique de Jean Racine.
Dr. Redrow is the Director of Music at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Worcester, Mass. Gregory Flower will also perform several French art songs, accompanied by Gilson Voth on piano. Flower is a singer, actor, music educator and composer who was a 2014 national finalist in the collegiate division of the Classical Singers Competition.
The performances will be at Westminster School Chapel, 995 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. Donation is $20, free for full-time students. For tickets and more information, visit farmingtonvalleychorale.org.