The auditorium was full Monday night (December 7th) as the Mississippi School of the Arts Chorale, along with the Lincoln County Choral Society, joined together for an evening performance with a live instrumental ensemble.
The selections were written by music composer, Dan Forrest, “Requiem for the Living”. The performance was directed by S. Patton Rice, director of music at Mississippi School of the Arts.
Selections included Introit – “Kyrie”, “Vanitas Vanitatum”, Agnus Dei”, “Sanctus”, “Lux Aeterna”.
Soloists included Viola Dacus and Steve Huey. Guest musicians were Federico Franco on violoin, Elizabeth Weaver on cello, Andrea Silverio on oboe, Richard Hudson on horn, Jesus Castro on flute, and Robert Bush on percussion.
The MSA Chorale will sing “Requiem for the Living” during their invitational visit to Carnegie Hall in New York City, January 2016.
A special thanks to First United Methodist Church of Brookhaven for the use of the auditorium space.
Visit the web site of Dan Forrest: http://www.danforrest.com
Carnegie Hall – New York, NY: http://www.carnegiehall.org