Mozart Requiem caps season for Fairfield County Chorale
Phyllis Boros | Blog CT

The Fairfield County Chorale will bring its season to a close on Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m., with works by Mozart, Poulenc, Faure and Loeb at the Norwalk Concert Hall.
Executive Director John Parkinson announced that David Rosenmeyer will conduct the 120-voice chorale accompanied by The Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra. Guest soloists are Larisa Martinez, soprano; Yiselle Blum, mezzo-soprano; Sean Christensen, tenor; and Enrico Lagasca, bass.
On the program are:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, Francis Poulenc’s “Litanies à la Vierge Noire,” Gabriel Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine” and David Loeb’s “At the Stone Bell.”
According to Parkinson, “Mozart’s unfinished Requiem has long been shrouded in mystery. Mozart undertook the commission for an Austrian nobleman. The secrecy surrounding the anonymous commission, the circumstances of Mozart’s death, the unfinished state of the work, and its completion in 1792, have precipitated two centuries of speculation.”
“Throughout this distinctive work, containing the last notes he ever wrote, is an unusual mix that is part church style, part Masonic funeral music and part opera. Here we get a glimpse of a great musical genius in his last tortured days, a man convinced he was writing the Requiem for his own death. And so he was.”
All tickets are $35 general admission; $30 in advance, $5 students. For more information or reservations, call 203-254-1333 or visit the chorale’s website at: The hall is at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk.