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Palm Sunday - Requiem by John Rutter 9:00 & 10:30am

April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday Requiem

Singers Welcome
— We welcome any singers who would like to join the Chancel Choir for our performance of the Requiem. As part of the Chancel Choir you will present REQUIEM by John Rutter, with string and wind accompaniment, on Palm Sunday, April 14. No auditions required. Rehearsals for this marvelous composition are held within our regular 7:00 Thursday evening Chancel Choir meeting time. Questions? Please contact Jim Kimmel at 615-519-4177 or

What is a Requiem?
Requiem is a Latin word meaning “rest”. It is part of the opening words of the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead, which is spoken or sung in Latin.

Who is John Rutter?
Born in London in 1945, John Rutter is widely known as a composer and director. His Requiem, set in English and Latin, has become perhaps the most performed requiem of our time, following in the footsteps of the Mozart and Verdi Requiems.

Discover the music within the REQUIEM—
With texts from the Requiem Mass and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, the seven sections of the work form an arch-like meditation on themes of life and death: the first and last movements are prayers to God the Father on behalf of all humanity, movements two and six are psalms, movements three and five are personal prayers to Christ, and the central Sanctus is an affirmation of divine glory. Gregorian chant is used, in fragmentary or disguised form, at several points.

Interesting Fact...
Following the 9/11 attacks, more than 75 Rutter REQUIEM performances were given within the following two week period.

Location: FPLC
Time: 9:00 & 10:30am services
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