Emory Report

March 23, 1998

 Volume 50, No. 25

Choirs remember Martin Luther King Jr. with Mozart's Requiem

Candler Choraliers and Collegium Vocale will perform Mozart's Requiem in an interfaith service with readings from Martin Luther King Jr.'s sermon, "Letter to the American Christians," at Glenn Auditorium on Saturday, April 4. The 30th anniversary of King's death, the program of celebration and remembrance brings together the final musical expression of Mozart and the defining spiritual vision of King.

The event also is the Atlanta premiere of the Requiem edition completed by noted pianist Robert Levin, who will perform a chamber recital on the forte-piano at Emory's Performing Arts Studio at 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 3.

"When I heard that Levin was coming to Emory, I knew we had to perform his edition of Requiem," said Marian Dolan, Candler Choraliers director. Traditional performances of Mozart's Requiem-left unfinished at his death-feature the version completed by his students. Levin's version incorporates sketches Mozart made for the unfinished movements, resulting in a surprisingly engaging and vastly broader reading of the work.

The program's celebrant is Don Saliers, Parker Professor of Theology and Worship. Liturgists are Luther Smith, professor of church and community; Teresa Fry Brown, interim director of Candler's Black Church Studies Program and assistant professor of homiletics; and Maria Dixon, Candler student government president.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for senior citizens and Emory students. For more information call 404-727-4442.

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