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College of the Ozarks Chorale will perform a Requiem concert on April 21 and 25


POINT VIEW, MO. – On Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 am and 10:30 am, the College of the Ozarks Chorale will offer music and lead worship at Kings Way United Methodist Church in Springfield, Missouri. At 5 p.m. the students will present a concert including Requiem by Heather Sorenson.

“A requiem is a mass written in honor of those who have passed away,” said Nathan Cornelius, adjunct professor of music. “This particular requiem was written in memory and in honor of those lost during the Covid pandemic that began in 2020. The College of the Ozarks Chorale is the first ensemble in Missouri to have the honor of performing this new requiem just released to the public in the fall of 2023.”

Williams Memorial Chapel performance

On Thursday, April 25, 2024, College of the Ozarks Chorale will also perform Requiem at Williams Memorial Chapel at 7:30 PM. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required upon entry; however, seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to learn and perform a brand new composition that has not yet been performed in our region,” said Cornelius. “This piece is emotional; the fourth movement also includes aleatoric prayer as part of the performance. The requiem also includes parts for a chamber orchestra, and we are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to perform for a number of string players on our campus.”

The above press release is from the College of the Ozarks.