Fairfield County Chorale to Present ‘A Requiem for the Pandemic’

By Logan Martell

On March 26, 2022, the Fairfield County Chorale will present Mozart’s “Requiem in D minor” and Thomas Cabaniss’ “Three Sabbaths” in a program titled “A Requiem for the Pandemic.”

Renowned conductor David Rosenmeyer will conduct the Chorale, with guest soloists including soprano Joy Jan Jones, mezzo-soprano Eugenia Forteza, tenor Pedro Sequera, and baritone Hyunsoon Kim.

The program will join Mozart’s final work with Cabaniss’ newest composition, which puts to music three poems by Wendell Berry, who was inspired by his observations in nature.

The event comes as part of Fairfield County Chorale’s 59th season of presenting choral works in Connecticut, as well as in New York’s Carnegie Hall, and D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Through the pandemic, they have stayed connected to audiences through online performances while reaching new ones.

Tickets are available starting at $30, with student tickets for $5. Safety protocols will follow those set by Norwalk City Hall at the time of the performance, with advance tickets encouraged due to the possibility of limited seating.