The Presbyterian College Choir will perform the Requiem in D Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with the Augusta Choral Society (ACS) and the Lyra Vivace Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta, Ga. Fifteen alumni of the PC Choir, members of the PC Chamber Orchestra, and seven faculty members from the Department of Music will join the group.
“This is truly a cooperative venture between PC and ACS,” said Dr. Porter Stokes, chair of the Department of Music and director of Choral Activities. “PC students need to perform major musical monuments, but these works usually require a larger force of performers than we, ourselves, can assemble. Two years ago, we cooperated with the Lexington (SC) Choral Society on a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Now, we’re combining forces with the ACS to expose our students and involve our faculty in a performance that will, for many of our students, be once-in-a-lifetime. “
Stokes continued, “What they take away from such an endeavor will not only empower them as individuals, but should have a long-lasting and positive effect on our choral and string programs. Having experienced the dimensions, the power, and the magic inherent in such a performance, students return to their regular repertoire with a different and enhanced expectation for creating sound. “
Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for students and active duty military. Call (706) 826-4713 for tickets.
For more information on the PC Department of Music visit www.presby.edu/music.