Special Report to Blowing Rock News. November 3, 2016. BLOWING ROCK, NC The choir of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock will present a concert in honor of All Souls – “For Those We Love but See No Longer” – on Sunday afternoon, November 6th, at 2 p.m. in the nave of the church.
All Souls is the day in the church year on which we remember all of the ordinary ‘saints’ we have known – our family members, friends, and loved ones – who have died. The program will include four movements from the Requiem by Maurice Durufle (Requiem aeternam, kyrie eleison, Lux eterna, and In paradisum), the Prayer of the Venerable Bede by Proulx (Kathryn Santiago, soloist), Nunc dimittis from Howells’ Collegium Regale (Dr. Gennard Lombardozzi, soloist), and the haunting Song for Athene by John Tavener. This last piece is familiar to most people from its performance during the funeral of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales.
Dr Joby Bell will play the church’s Lively-Fulcher organ for this concert. Dr. Bell is on the faculty at Appalachian State University where he teaches organ performance and church music, and has developed quite a following both for his performances and for his lively discussion of organ music and performance on his blog at www.jobybell.org.
Please join us for this very special concert. St. Mary of the Hills is located on Main Street in Blowing Rock. Call (828) 295-7323 for more information, or follow us on Facebook: MusicfromStMaryoftheHills.