The Greenbrier Valley Chorale will perform a special concert on Sunday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks and in memory of the West Virginia lives lost and communities devastated by the floods on June 23.
The concert will be held at 3 p.m. at Lewisburg United Methodist Church and will feature Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D Minor with chamber ensemble and soloists. Faure said of his most famous work that “it is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.” The choir also will perform two shorter works in keeping with the theme of the concert.
For those who would like to learn more about Fauré and his music, there will be a free lecture by Dr. James Caplinger at the church at 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 1133 Washington Street East in Lewisburg.
The Greenbrier Valley Chorale has excited audiences with its musical excellence and versatility for more than 20 years. The ensemble is conducted by Barbara Lutz and features singers from across Greenbrier County and beyond. Some former members and guests will join the choir for this memorial concert.
Concert tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for college students, and $5 for children in grade K-12. Tickets are available online at greenbrieryvalleychorale.org or can be purchased at the door.
The program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. Generous support was also received from the Greenbrier County Commission Arts and Recreation Fund and individual contributors. Lewisburg United Methodist Church is ADA compliant.