Choir to sing at National Cathedral

Tue, 03/11/2008 - 3:38pm
By: The Citizen

The beautiful voices of the Starr’s Mill High Cathedral Choir will fill the sanctuary of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC this April.

The National Cathedral is the premiere Cathedral in the United States and is considered the “National House of Prayer.” The Starr’s Mill Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Dr. John Odom, will present a 25 minute, sacred, a cappella program that will precede the April 6 Evensong service. The choir will perform works ranging in music history from the Renaissance to present day. These choral works will include music by composers such as Pitoni, Scarlatti, Palestrina, Gasparini, Bach, Rachmaninoff and John Rutter.

In preparation for this prestigious honor, the Cathedral Choir will present a Pre-National Cathedral Concert March 27 at the First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

In addition to the previously mentioned music, the choir will premiere a choral piece that has been written especially for their performance at the National Cathedral. The text to the work, Prayer at Evensong, was written by St. Louis poet Larry Brown and set to music by local choral musician, composer and arranger Mike Dorough.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 206 Willow Bend Road. The public is welcome to attend and is encouraged to show their support of these very talented musicians.

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