Concert: PCCH Gallery Choir & Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
Mozart Requiem and Unspoken Words
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
4:00 pm, Reception following the concert
A free-will donation will be accepted. All proceeds will go directly to Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence.
On Sunday, November 5th, at 4:00 p.m., the PCCH Gallery Choir and soloists will be joined by the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra in a performance of three pieces. Mozart’s Requiem will be offered as a prayer for the eternal rest of victims and as a comfort for those left behind. A Child’s Prayer, by Scottish composer James MacMillan, was written in response to Britain’s worst mass shooting in 1996 which left 16 students dead at a primary school in Dunblaine, Scotland. Unspoken Words, by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Lewis Spratlan with text by Paul Kane, is a raw, bold, impassioned response to the gun violence epidemic in our country and was commissioned by the church for this Festival.
This concert is the finale to the PCCH Festival of Music and the Arts November 3-5. Other events include the Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence and the 26 Pebbles play reading. At each event, a free-will offering will be taken in support of Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence, a faith-based movement committed to the prevention of gun violence.