Master Chorale of South Florida to Present Fauré’s Requiem

By Chris Ruel
Credit: Master Chorale of South Florida

The Master Chorale of South Florida will host its season-opening concert on Oct. 27, at 8:00 PM at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale and on Oct. 29, 2023, at 4:00 PM at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton.

Brett Karlin will serve as director and conductor. The program will present Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Joshua Rist’s “Invictus,” Joel Thompson’s “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed,” and Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.”

The Chorale hopes to create meaningful dialogue, inspiring thought and awareness in our diverse, community-minded society.

“This concert is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit. It’s about meeting extreme emotional desperation with determination, about facing profound sadness and desperation with hope and healing,” Brett Karlin, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Master Chorale of South Florida, said in an official press statement. “Each piece in the program adds a unique layer to this emotional journey, from the heroic “Invictus” to the powerful “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” and the melancholic yet hopeful “Adagio for Strings.” Fauré’s Requiem, in particular, is a peaceful lullaby of death, a comforting embrace in the face of mortality.”