Augustana Band, Choirs Present Requiem with O'Gorman HS Students

Augustana Band, Choirs Present Requiem with O'Gorman HS Students

Event Details


Date: May 8, 2017

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Washington Pavilion

Ticket Info: $15 for adults | $10 for seniors | Free for students K-12 and those with an Augustana ID | www.washingtonpavilion.org

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The Augustana Band and the Augustana Choirs (Augustana Choir, Angelus and University Chorale) join forces in presenting Rolf Rudin’s Requiem at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8, in the Mary Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion. The O’Gorman High School Bands will also perform in an evening dedicated to the presentation of some of the finest sacred music written for the wind ensemble.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and are free for students K-12 and those with an Augustana ID. Tickets are available at www.washingtonpavilion.org.

Rolf Rudin (b. 1961) is firmly rooted in the German legacy of the past but writes music that presents traditional values wrapped in modernity. His work is epic yet approachable. He is a broad stroke painter of sound whose music is engaging and never fails to enhance the soul while elevating the spirit. He is a truly unique voice and his writing for winds broadens the repertoire in a most important way. Rudin’s Requiem is marked by lush, brilliant textures and flowing melodic lines, a style somewhat reminiscent of Johannes Brahms, Richard Wagner, and Gustav Mahler. Requiem premiered November 12, 2005, Kastelruth/South Tyrol, Italy.

Dr. Christopher Unger will conduct the Requiem, which will include 120 singers and 45 instrumentalists.

The O’Gorman High School Bands are directed by Ben Koch.