More than 130 artists from the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra (OSNCR) and the National Symphonic Choir will dedicate the interpretation of the “Requiem”, by the French composer Gabriel Fauré, to the Costa Rican victims of COVID-19.
The “Requiem in D minor, Op. 48”, written by Fauré between 1886 and 1888, is considered one of the most beautiful and popular requiem masses composed for choir and orchestra, according to the National Music Center.
The work is part of the II Concert of the Official Season 2020, of the National Symphony Orchestra, which will be broadcast through the OSNCR social networks, this Friday, December 11, starting at 7:30 pm, with free access for all audiences, on the platforms of the National Symphony Orchestra on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Facebook.
“The National Music Center, in support of all Costa Ricans, offers this requiem mass performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphonic Choir, as a tribute to all the victims and their families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, that in many cases they were unable to say goodbye to their loved ones, as they wanted, ”said Gabriel Goñi Dondi, director of the National Music Center.
This performance was recorded on the stage of the Melico Salazar Popular Theater on November 13, under the baton of the titular director Carl St. Clair. The Guatemalan soprano Alejandra Flores and the Costa Rican baritone José Arturo Chacón also participated as guest soloists.
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