Music Concerts

Requiem Watch PartySPRING CONCERT WATCH PARTY

Friday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Youtube Premiere

You’re invited to the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Spring Choir Concert Watch Party! Since we are not able to be together in person this spring, let’s gather online to watch a vintage Spring Choir Concert.

We're bringing back our first Collaboration Concert, recorded on March 8 & 9, 2019, with over 300 musicians—SVPC's Chancel Choir, the Cupertino High School choirs, orchestra, soloists, and organ. The concert features Dan Forrest's powerful Requiem for the Living (2013), a five-movement prayer for rest based on Biblical texts (Ecclesiastes and Job) and traditional Requiem texts. The texts and music move from pouring out grief, and wrestling with the problem of pain and sorrow, to finding hope in Christ's redemption, seeing God's glory in creation, and arriving at rest and peace in Christ, even while living in our broken world. The concert also includes several spirituals with tenor soloist Trente Morant, a harp solo, a piano solo, and two organ solos.

As we watch together, Conductor Andrew Aron and Accompanist Valerie Sterk will be in the chat window, answering questions and providing some running commentary about the concert. The concert program bulletin is available so you may read over the program in advance or follow along during the watch party.

YouTube Premiere is a platform that allows us to host a virtual watch party at no cost—there’s no need to download any software or join a premium service. Just connect using the Youtube Premiere link (look for the same link on the front page of the website the day of the concert).