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JSU’s A Cappella Choir to present Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ Sunday

03/06/2013

Jacksonville State University’s A Cappella Choir and The Calhoun County Civic Chorale will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem” on Sunday.

The event, which was organized by Dr. Patricia Corbin, Director of Choral Activities, will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Anniston.

The choir will consist of JSU students, faculty and community members. The orchestra that will be performing is made up of JSU instrumentalists, as well as players that have been hired from the Birmingham area.

The choirs perform together not just for the experience, but also to showcase their talents to the public.

“I tend to rotate through musical periods in history when selecting songs, and Mozart is a Classical composer,” said Dr. Corbin.

Many of the songs that will be performed might be familiar to the audience if they have seen the movie “Amadeus,” which is about Mozart’s life and explains how he composed most of the “Requiem” shortly before his death.

The music from the “Requiem” was written to accompany funeral rites, but has recently seen resurgence as a popular piece for church choirs to perform during the observation of Lent.

“It is wonderful music... it’s not easy to sing but it is very fun,” stated Dr. Corbin.

Ticket prices for the performance are $6 for general admission and $3 for JSU faculty and students with correct ID. There will also be a canned food drive at the performance to help the Community Enabler food ministry.

The food drive is hosted by the JSU student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. There will be $1 deducted from the ticket price with the donation of a canned food item.

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