Memorial Day 2014 Concert


University of Redlands students will perform Verdi’s Messa di Requiem at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood this Memorial Day, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. The concert will also mark the 100th anniversary of World War I.

Singers from Blessed Sacrament, Hollywood Presbyterian Church Cathedral Choir, Philippine Chamber Singers-Los Angeles, Walnut Valley Master Chorale and Ramon C. Cortines School of the Visual and Performing Arts will join the Redlands students and President Ralph Kuncl on stage.

“Our focus is on educating the whole musician,” School of Music Dean Andrew Glendening said. “This is an important opportunity for our students to accomplish that while paying tribute to those who fought and died for their country.”

The students will take an in-depth May Term class in order to better understand and perform Requiem, and participate in various community service projects including writing letters to soldiers, meeting veterans, and visiting the VA hospital in Loma Linda.

“It’s my hope the students will get a better understanding of the work and also more awareness of our veterans,” Director Joseph Modica said.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 6657 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. There will also be a special "Portraits of the Fallen Memorial" on display during the concert. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating, $25 general seating, $15 seniors/military. For more information, please call 323-462-6311 ext. 312.

Posted: May 1, 2014
Written by: Catherine Garcia

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