Wanting Memories

Saturday, October 7, 2023
7:30 pm
First Plymouth UCC

Sunday, October 8, 2023
3:00 pm
Wellshire Presbyterian Church

Music stirs up memories of people and events from our past. Heinrich Schütz memorialized a dear patron through his monumental Musikalische Exequien. This funeral work was the first requiem in the German language and one that Johannes Brahms used as a foundation for his masterwork Ein Deutsches Requiem. Herbert Howells was commissioned to write funeral music for the dual American-Canadian Memorial Service for President John F. Kennedy held in Washington. We commemorate the 60th anniversary of JFK’s assassination with performances of Take Him, Earth for Cherishing. American Poet Sara Teasdale remembers childhood friends in her Only in Sleep set by Latvian composer Ērik Ešenvalds, and Ysaye Barnwell from Sweet Honey in the Rock challenges us all to “see the beauty in the world around us through our own eyes” in Wanting Memories.

Music by:
Heinrich Schütz
Herbert Howells
Ērik Ešenvalds

Elaine Hagenberg
Kim André Arnesen
Eliza Gilkyson
Ysaye Barnwell


New this year is a membership option designed to expand upon the Kantorei concert experience! What’s included:

  • 25% off main concert series tickets (up to 10 tickets per concert series – does not include Kantorei Salon, A Winter’s Night, or the Dec. 10th performance)
  • VIP Reserved seating at all concerts
  • Acknowledgment in concert programs
  • Other benefits + discounts throughout the season

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Memberships are available through October 8, 2023.

Tickets: $30 adults/$25 seniors
Members: $22.50 adults/$18.75 seniors

Available online up to 1 hour before each concert or at the door ($3.00 more at the door). Children and students with valid student ID are always free, but make sure to reserve a free ticket online in advance. Sorry, we are unable to offer refunds.

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