Today we honor Memorial Day with Consort singing the hauntingly beautiful Saint-Saens’ Messe de Requiem. Here are the program notes from our concert in 2017.
The Requiem includes some of Consort’s finest soloists: Kyrie & Dies Irae – Beth Carter, Soprano; Michele Baroody, Alto; Michael Peterson, Tenor; David Irvine, Bass. Rex Tremendae – Michael Peterson. Oro supplex – Patricia Littman, Soprano; Michele Baroody, Alto; Sanford Dole, Tenor; Norm Proctor, Bass. Benedictus – Natalie Moon-Wainwright, Soprano; Melissa Muller, Alto; Sanford Dole, Tenor; Norm Proctor, Bass. Agnus Dei – Naomi Peterkin, Soprano; Martha Wall, Alto; Sanford Dole, Tenor; Norm Proctor, Bass.
|Being in existence as long as Consort has now been, we have a growing list of members to be remembered. The most active member and soloist we have lost was Michael Peterson, who sang with us for 20 years. He was on chemo and went into Hospice in the spiring of 2018. But once his treatments ended he began gaining strength, surprised us by coming to rehearsals, and then was able to sing with us that one last season.|
In the previous year, he sang the Tenor solo in the Requiem’s third movement, “Rex Trememdae”. If you do not have time to listen to the entire Requiem, it is well worth listening to this one movement, which you can go directly to using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjB9pvbvgTg&t=759s&rel=0
|Member||# Years||Last Season||Died|
|Jerry (Seward) MacKay||10||2003|
|Patricia (Morton) Berry||14||2007||2018|
Please let us know of any corrections or additions for this list.