SARASOTA, Fla. — Church of the Redeemer in downtown Sarasota will present the Memorial Requiem composed by Cynthia Roberts-Greene on Wednesday, November 2, at 6 p.m. during the All Souls’ Day mass.
At the service, the Redeemer choir and a chamber orchestra will perform. Roberts-Greene, who is a Redeemer parishioner and choir member, will conduct the choir and chamber orchestra.
She wrote the requiem in memory of her brother, an Army soldier who was killed in Vietnam at age 19. He died in the Tet Offensive on Jan. 31, 1968, standing watch over fellow soldiers as they slept in their tent. Roberts-Greene has said writing the requiem helped her cope with her feelings of loss and despair.
The chamber orchestra will include violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, percussion, timpani, harp, and organ. The performance honors all departed loved ones, particularly those who lost their lives in wars and battles.
The Memorial Requiem performance showcases both the work of a female composer and the artistry of several female musicians who make up the majority of members of the chamber orchestra.
The service and performance are free. No registration is required.
Church of the Redeemer is located at 222 S. Palm Ave. in downtown Sarasota. Free parking is available on Gulfstream Avenue in front of the church.