"Daughter of Light" is presented by season sponsors Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons and by The Segerstrom Foundation, and is sponsored in part by Marcus Lussier, Tom and Vina Williams Slattery, Martin and Margie Hubbard, and The William J. Gillespie Foundation.
Gabriel Fauré wrote about his Requiem, "It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, and aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience."
Although the music on this program addresses the painful subject of death, especially the premature death of the young and innocent, its ultimate message is one of transcendence and faith, as it traces the human journey from sorrow and suffering to deliverance and eternal rest.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pacific Chorale will be honoring the following organizations in Orange County that seek to prevent and remedy child abuse and neglect.
All audience members will be given a blue ribbon to take home with them, symbolizing the fight to keep children in our community from sharing the fate of the little match girl. Thank you to each of these organizations, and everyone who supports their work, for leading the way!
• Lang, The Little Match Girl Passion: Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices; harmonia mundi Amazon.com
• Fauré, Requiem: John Rutter, Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Amazon.com