Bates College Choir to perform

The Bates College Choir, accompanied by the Bates College Orchestra, will present two concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

The choir, under the direction of John Corrie, will perform Mozart’s posthumously completed work, “Requiem,” with solos by soprano Marian Drake, a senior from Granville, Ohio; first-year alto Lindsay White of Seattle, Wash.; tenor Ryan Baker, a junior from Decatur, Ga., and first-year bass Niall Munson of Duluth, Minn. The choir also will perform Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,” composed in 1791, the last year of the composer’s life.

“The ‘Requiem’ is a most fascinating composition because Mozart died before he was able to complete the work,” Corrie said. Mozart’s assistant, Franz Xaver Sussmayr, first completed the work, followed centuries later by Robert Levin, now a faculty member in the Harvard music department.

For additional information, call 207-786-6135.

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