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Sing-Along Series: Lux Aeterna
Sunday, February 28 @ 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us for our first virtual Sing-along of 2021! In our fall sing-alongs, we were joined by hundreds of local singers — as well as singers from across the country and across the pond. We got to sing a variety of music from Vivaldi and Schubert to Handel’s Messiah and seasonal carols, and now we have some more great music lined up for the spring!
We’ll start our spring sing-alongs with music of light—Lux Aeterna—a light shining eternally into our darkness. California composer Morten Lauridsen wrote this luminous music in response to the death of his mother, much as Brahms and Fauré did in composing their settings of the Requiem. Each movement of Lux Aeterna speaks of light in a distinct way, using a variety of sacred Latin texts, in a search for consolation and reassurance.
You don’t need to know the music already or to be a great singer: just come for the sheer fun of singing—and for the “virtual delight” of making music with other people! Bring friends and family members, and see what it’s like to sing with lots of other singers who share a passion for great choral music. Our conductor Rodney Wynkoop will lead us; online copies of the music will be provided once you have registered.
All are welcome to participate with no cost to register. Instead, we hope you will consider making a donation to a community non-profit organization we will feature each month during our program. In February, we will highlight the needs of Meals on Wheels of Durham.