The Highland Community Chorus invites you to a spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7 at St. Paul Church in Highland.
This concert, following the Memorial Day holiday, will offer a message of healing, hope and comfort to listeners. The centerpiece of the program is the beautiful “Requiem” of John Rutter, an English composer who celebrates his 70th birthday in 2015.
The 40-voice chorus will be accompanied by a small ensemble of instruments: pipe organ, harp, flute, oboe, cello and percussion. The instrumentalists are all professional musicians from the area. Also featured in the “Requiem” is a part for soprano soloist, which will be sung by Emily Ottwein, director of music at Troy United Methodist Church.
Director Luanne Murphy is excited to present the piece to the community, which was last performed in Highland in 1993 by the Highland Civic Choral Society. Several members of the chorus, including Murphy, also sang in that concert.
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Tickets are available from chorus members and on the website highlandcommunitychorus.org. Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets will be $12 at the door. There will be a pre-concert talk by the director at 2:20 p.m.