Commemorate All Souls’ Day with the Fauré Requiem

Fresco depicting the harrowing of hell. From the Chora Church in Istanbul.

Fresco depicting the harrowing of hell. From the Chora Church in Istanbul.

You are invited to the Fauré Requiem, free and open to the public. Come be spiritually uplifted by this beautiful piece of music, sung in remembrance of those who have gone before us. On All Saints’ Day, Sunday November 1st at 4 pm.  Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam;
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
A hymn becomes you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall a vow be repaid in Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer;
to you shall all flesh come.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Performance with Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony and chorus.