I had the privilege Sunday of attending the Walsh University “Solemn Lenten Celebration,” featuring performances by the Walsh University Chorale (of which my daughter is a member), the Stark Community Chorus, and members of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, all conducted by G. Britt Cooper.
The centerpiece of the evening was a performance of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, which was beautifully performed by the members of the above three groups. For me, however, the majesty of that work was matched by a shorter piece that preceded it, a modern-day “Requiem” composed by Eliza Gilkyson following the Asian tsunami.
All in all, it was an evening of wonderful music set in Walsh’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel. My regular Sunday night activities include nothing so high-brow and artistic, which makes me realize what an uncultured swine I usually am.