A Child’s Requiem Concert

childrens requiem

Victims of Tragedy Speak Through Music

Tragedy struck Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012 when twenty children and six school administrators were gunned down. Unfortunately, such acts of violence have  become all too commonplace all across the country – on school campuses, recruiting offices, in churches, or movie theaters.

Steven Sametz – hailed as “one of the most respected choral composers in America,”  has composed “A Child’s Requiem,” to honor the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The new work, commissioned through the University of Connecticut, was written upon Dr. Sametz’s winning the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Prize. It was premiered in March of 2015.

The work received national attention through the media, most notably from The Associated Press and CBS News, which produced videos you can view at the links below:

A Requiem of Hope for the Victims of Newtown

Composer Honors Sandy Hook Victims with A Child’s Requiem

Join them when the piece receives its New Jersey premiere on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm at Princeton Meadow Church in Princeton, NJ. The Princeton Singers  will combine musical forces with The Princeton Girlchoir, internationally-acclaimed soloists Tami Petty and David Vanderwal, and a 21-piece orchestra.

The concert will also feature “A Serenade to Music” by Vaughan Williams, a serenely beautiful tribute to the healing power of music on a text by William Shakespeare.

Tickets available online: http://achildsrequiem.brownpapertickets.com/