Irving Chorale is in need of additional support for program funding.
Our main performances for the 2023-2024 season include Howard Goodall’s “Eternal Light: A Requiem” performed with a chamber ensemble on Oct. 15, 2023 and a special holiday concert in conjunction with the Irving Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 9, 2023. Our spring 2024 concerts are still in development–we are looking at collaborative concerts with multiple area choirs focusing on diversity and another on music education with a youth choir.
In addition to our main performances, we plan to do smaller outreach performances in Irving during the winter and spring holiday seasons.
Our October 15 concert will be Howard Goodall’s “Eternal Light: A Requiem” and we’re estimating a cost of $5,775 to cover rental fees for the performance venue, sheet music, additional musicians, guest vocalists, music director, accompanist, promotional support and insurance.
About the Requiem: Traditionally a prayer for the salvation of the departed soul, Howard’s requiem centers on those who are left behind to grieve. His intention is to seek out the healing power of music, to create a sense of solace whilst acknowledging the unbearable loss and emptiness which comes with the death of someone close, in the hope that musical expression can provide space for reflection and maybe even some comfort. Howard describes Eternal Light as a Requiem for the living, using poetry readings and hymns alongside the more familiar text of the mass, to focus on interrupted lives.
We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation and donations are tax-deductible.