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‘Songs of Light and Love’ Saturday at Sondheim

Sep 07, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED The Everybody Sings community choir will present a concert Saturday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

Music lovers are invited to enjoy the gift of song in an inspiring and uplifting concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sondheim Center. Join Fairfield’s community choir, Everybody Sings, for a special performance of Fauré’s Requiem and other beautiful choir pieces under the direction of music director Carol Negro.

The concert, “Songs of Light and Love,” will feature Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem as the highlight of the evening, as well as a collection of uplifting songs of hope and light by John Rutter, Malcolm Dalglish, Craig Hella Johnson, and more.

In addition to the Everybody Sings community choir, performers include a roster of talented soloists and musicians from both Fairfield and Mt. Pleasant.

Blair Buffington, director of choral activities at Iowa Wesleyan University and local talent Dick DeAngelis will be heading up the two baritone solos and Professor Donna DeBose of Iowa Wesleyan will be performing the much loved female solo Pie Jesu.

Fans of organ music also will be particularly thrilled to hear Jerry Lalanga playing the organ accompaniment to the Faure Requiem on the old Barhydt Chapel organ in the Sondheim. Other musicians include Donna Nelson on cello, Francis Thicke and Paul Squillo on trumpets, Jason Edwards on oboe, and Can Balcik Moretti on violin.

Everybody Sings community choir is based in Fairfield, and was founded in February 2016. Director Carol Negro brings nearly 30 years of experience directing professional choral groups in northern California, as well as distinguished appearances both nationally and internationally.

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