LCPC Concert to Celebrate
Hope and Covid Survival!
March 13 at 2 p.m.
Featuring the Dan Forrest “Requiem for the Living,” some of the most moving music ever written for solo, chorus and orchestra, the La Canada Presbyterian Church will present a special Hope and Remembrance Concert on March 13 at 2 p.m. in the church located at 626 Foothill Blvd, La Canada. The concert will also be livestreamed via the church website and the LCPC’s pages on YouTube and Facebook.
It has been two long and challenging years since Covid attacked our country and the world. The concert takes place on the second anniversary of the nationwide shutdown dictated by our federal government, and features the La Canada Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and LCPC Orchestra. Featured soloists are Natalie Buickians, soprano, Matthew Thomas, tenor, and Anselm Decker, boy soprano. Conductor is Jack Lantz, LCPC’s Director of Music & Worship Arts.
The program for this concert includes works of hope, confidence and rest. Dan Forrest, the composer of the “Requiem for the Living” comments about his work: “Overall, the work is a prayer for rest (“Requiem”) for the living, as much as for the deceased. It’s a “grant US rest”, even more than a “grant THEM rest”.
Other works on the concert are “Seven O’Clock Shout” by Valerie Coleman, composed as a salute to the frontline healthcare workers who have gone above and beyond to keep us alive. “Nimrod” from Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations will be used as a salute to those who have passed during Covid time. The choir and orchestra will also present concert arrangements of great hymns including “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “How Great Thou Art,” “It Is Well with My Soul,” “I’ve Got Joy,” and “The Anchor Holds,” the last two featuring soloist Matthew Thomas.
Prior to the concert at 1:30 p.m., conductor Jack Lantz will present a lecture in the LCPC sanctuary on the works of the concert and their meaning in Covid time.
The concert is free. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. Masking and proof of full vaccination are required for everyone attending LCPC concerts as well as all staff and artists working the events. For further information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708 or visit lacanadapc.org.
For those who cannot attend in-person, the concert and pre-concert lecture will be livestreamed. Use the following link to watch: live.lacanadapc.org