Requiem Choral Festival 2021

Welcome to the Requiem Choral Festival website! Here you can learn more about the festival, register to sing or attend the gala, or find out about sponorship opportunities.

2021 is the inaugural year for the Requiem Choral Festival. We are confident that the music will draw singers and an enthusiastic audience and make our first performance a smashing success! You can be a part of this project as a singer, sponsor, or simply an audience member.


For those who like a little more time to learn music, preliminary rehearsals are available, or you can study on your own. The festival officially opens November 8th with two weeks on intensive rehearsals culminating in a performance on November 12th. Register now!


Rehearsal Schedule

Preliminary Rehearsals

Preliminary Rehearsals are recommended for everyone who is singing Faure's Requiem for the first time, or for those who do not sight read well or have much choral experience. These are by and large "woodshed" sessions, with a strong focus on note accuracy and proper Latin pronunciation.

[Update 9/12/2021: Due to scheduling requirements, our rehearsals have been moved up to start time of 7:00PM]

Tuesday, October 19th -- 7:00-8:30 PM (Our Lady of Lourdes Church Sanctuary)

Tuesday, October 26th -- 7:00-8:30 PM (Our Lady of Lourdes Church Sanctuary)

Festival Rehearsals

All festival rehearsals are required unless excused by the director. Please come prepared and ready to begin singing at 7:30PM sharp.

Tuesday, November 2nd -- Chorus Rehearsal -- 7:00-8:30 PM (Our Lady of Lourdes Church Sanctuary)

Thursday, November 4th -- Chorus Rehearsal -- 7:00-8:30 PM (Our Lady of Lourdes Bernadette Center Rehearsal Room)

Monday, November 8th -- Chorus Rehearsal -- 7:00-8:30 PM (Our Lady of Lourdes Church Sanctuary)

Tuesday, November 9th -- Chorus Rehearsal -- 7:00-8:30 PM (Our Lady of Lourdes Church Sanctuary)

Wednesday, November 10th -- Dress Rehearsal -- 7:00-8:30 PM (Our Lady of Lourdes Church Sanctuary)

Thursday -- Rest day

Friday, November 12th - Concert 7:00PM & Gala 8:30PM

Prayer to St. Joseph for a Happy Death

O Blessed Joseph, you gave your last breath in the loving embrace of Jesus and Mary. When the seal of death shall close my life, come with Jesus and Mary to aid me. Obtain for me this solace for that hour - to die with their holy arms around me. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I commend my soul, living and dying, into your sacred arms. Amen.