The Baptist Church of Beaufort Covenant Choir and Voices of the Commonwealth Community Choir from Northern Kentucky will be joining forces with other guest singers and chamber orchestra on Sunday, March 6, at 2 pm for the first Beaufort performance of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living at the Baptist Church of Beaufort.
The Music Ministry at The Baptist Church of Beaufort strives to offer our community a Meet the Composer Event every other year. In March of 2016, we are featuring the music of Dan Forrest. Dan hails from Greenville, South Carolina, and has been described as “a composer of substance” whose music has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U. S. and abroad. His critically acclaimed Requiem for the Living (2013) has quickly become his best known work, with performances across the United States and in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
This 2016 Lenten project began to take shape in March 2015, when the Covenant Choir of The Baptist Church of Beaufort was invited to participate in a choral festival at Carnegie Hall sponsored by DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York). Members from the choir, along with their director, Melanie Williams, and accompanist, Sarah Stender, began rehearsals in the summer of 2015 in preparation for an unforgettable experience which culminated in the performance of Forrest’s Requiem for the Living on the stage of Carnegie Hall along with 200 other singers from across the United States on Tuesday evening, January 19, 2016.
Requiem for the Living will be performed Sunday, March 6 at 2 pm. Admission is free and donations are encouraged. The Baptist Church of Beaufort is located at 600 Charles Street in downtown Beaufort. For more information, call 843-252-4140.
Above: Choir members from BCOB in front of Carnegie Hall, where they performed ‘Requiem for the Living’ last March