This choral masterpiece, rather than using the Latin text of a funeral mass service, sets lyrical and evocative psalms and other texts from the Lutheran Bible. One excerpt from the first movement translates as:
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
There will be two performances of this program:
April 22, 2017 7:30 – 9pm : Spring Concert, 2017 at The Carson Center, Paducah, KY
May 2, 2017 7:30 – 9pm : Spring Concert, SIU Choral Union and SIU Concert Choir at Shryock Auditorium, Carbondale, IL