In the first performance of its 87th season, the Bach Festival Society returns to the Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival™ to pay tribute to those lost in the September 11th terrorist attacks 20 years ago. The performance will include the much-loved Requiem by Gabriel Fauré.
Here’s the details of the special event:
What: Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance: Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem
When: Saturday, September 11 at 11:00am
Where: Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival™
Who: Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra; John V. Sinclair, conductor; Caitlin Mohr, soprano; Stephen Mumbert, baritone
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Those wishing to attend are requested to fill out an interest form at the Dr. Phillips Center’s website. Attendees will be seated in boxes on a first-come, first-served basis. Each box accommodates up to six seats. Concessionaires will have lunchtime options available for purchase.
Artistic Director and Conductor John Sinclair describes the program’s importance: “The attacks on 9/11 changed so much in our lives, as has the pandemic. Through the power of music, this program is designed to bring solace and remind us of our re-emerging musical community. There is a need to commemorate the resiliency of the human spirit.”
Featured soloists for the program are Rollins College professors soprano Caitlin Mohr and baritone Stephen Mumbert.
The program will feature additional works, special guest speakers, and a color-guard presentation to complete the hour-long program. The event is sponsored in part by The Massey Foundation.