Inland Master Chorale will perform Fauré and Duruflé requiems in Redlands – San Bernardino Sun

In this photo from 2018, Inland Master Chorale presents a concert at Redlands First United Methodist Church. The chorale will present “Reflect, Remember, Rejoice,” a concert featuring the requiems by Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, May 22, 2022, in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel. (Photo by Bruce Herwig for Inland Master Chorale)

Inland Master Chorale will present “Reflect, Remember, Rejoice,” a concert featuring the requiems by Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in Memorial Chapel on the University of Redlands campus, 1200 E. Colton Ave.

For this final concert of the season, the chorale is performing music to honor those lost during the global pandemic and to inspire hope for a brighter future, according to a news release.

In addition to the requiems by French composers Fauré and Duruflé, the concert includes “Heavenly Home,” a collection of three American songs arranged by Los Angeles-based composer Shawn Kirchner.

Organist Philip Hoch will accompany the chorale on both requiems, playing Memorial Chapel’s Casavant organ, which was restored in 2003. Hoch graduated from the University of Redlands and recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UCLA.

George Becker will sing baritone solos in both requiems. Soprano Susan Meinders will sing the “Pie Jesu” movement in the Faurè requiem, and soprano Sally Greenleaf will sing the “Pie Jesu” in the Duruflé requiem.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and $10 for students and children. Children younger than 5 are not admitted. Tickets are available in advance from chorale members and at

There are no COVID-19 restrictions in effect for this concert, according to the news release.

Joseph Modica, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the School of Music at the University of Redlands, directs the chorale.

Assistant director Anna DeLeon, director of choirs and chairman of the visual and performing arts department at Grand Terrace High School. Accompanist is Sophie Tait, a graduate of the University of Redlands.

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