Hear Exultate’s expanded Festival Choir joined with a full orchestra to perform Karl Jenkins‘ Requiem. You will certainly be moved by the traditional Requiem texts set in a unique style and full of passion. This is music not to be missed! In between the traditional Requiem movements, Jenkins places settings of haiku poetry in truly Japanese musical styles. Written in 2005, the Requiem uses oriental instruments including the shakuhachi (Japanese flute), darabuca, taiko and frame drums.
It will be stunning!
The work is serene, beautiful and very moving. Click for more about the background of the Jenkins Requiem.
Karl Jenkins, born in Wales is one of the most performed living composers in the world. The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace alone has been performed over 1800 times in 20 different countries since the CD was released while his recorded output has resulted in seventeen gold and platinum disc awards. His Requiem is unique because, interspersed between the traditional movements of the Requiem, he presents movements of music set to Japanese haiku poetry. Be prepared to see these movements with Japanese dancers portraying the texts you hear.
These concerts will include an introduction by the conductor explaining the music you will hear, enhancing your listening and helping bring to life the unique sounds and drama of the work. It promises to be stunning!
Exultate is in need of additional singers for these concerts. Click for more information on the 2018 Exultate Festival Choir.
Friday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
7401 County Road 101, Maple Grove
Sunday, March 18, 4:00 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church
1400 S Robert Street, West St. Paul