This year's Choral Arts Society of Utah Spring Concert features a recital prepared by graduate student Eric Schmidt currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
The concert, featuring a performance of Requiem Op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré, will be at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, March 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm.
The Choral Arts Society of Utah, with Sterling Poulson, Music Director, is partnering with the University of Utah's College of Fine Arts Choral Studies, under the direction of Barlow Bradford, giving graduate students the opportunity to work with the 110-voice choir in the preparation and presentation of required choral recitals.
From the press release:
Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. The choral-orchestral setting of the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead is the best known of his large works. He composed the work in the late 1880s and revised it in the 1890s, finalizing it in 1900. A short requiem lasting 35 minutes, it is written for orchestra, organ, mixed chorus and two soloists. Also featured on the concert are choral favorites including Hallelujah from Beethoven's Mount of Olives, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Arr by Gilbert Martin and Behold the wounds in Jesus hands by David Naylor.Eric Schmidt, a native of Nordhorn, Germany received his first piano lessons at the age of 6. In 2006, he enrolled at the University of Osnabrück with the study of Music and Mathematics Education. During his third semester, he followed the call to teach Undergraduate Musicianship and Aural Skills, a position he held until the end of his study. As an extraordinary accomplished pianist he continued to perform and compete throughout the area. He is the recipient of the Advancement Award of the University of Osnabrück for Outstanding Musical Performance 2010. In 2012, he graduated with a Master of Education in Music and Mathematics from the University of Osnabrück. Currently, he is working on his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Utah under Dr. Barlow Bradford.Admission is free and the concert is open to ages eight years and older.