Duruflé Requiem

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh‘s 2015-2016 season opens with a performance of Maurice Duruflé‘s soulful Requiem, conducted by Music Director Betsy BurleighDuruflé completed the Requiem in 1947, and dedicated the piece to the memory of his father.  He incorporated themes from Gregorian chant into the Requiem, with an emphasis on the Gregorian “Mass for the Dead.”  The performance also includes Duruflé‘s Quatres Motets, as well as his music for solo organ, which will be performed by East Liberty Presbyterian Church‘s Organist and Music Director, Dr. Edward Alan Moore. This concert marks Betsy Burleigh’s final performance as Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir.

East Liberty Presbyterian Church
116 S. Highland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

East Liberty Presbyterian is on the corner of S. Highland and Penn Avenues.  Street parking is available on the streets surrounding the church, and there is a lot behind the Carnegie Library.  The accessible entrance is located directly on S. Highland Avenue. For questions about accessibility of specific venues or performances, please contact Mary Ann Lapinski at mlapinski@themendelssohn.org or call 412-926-2488.

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