Requiem Mass in the Traditional latin Rite
Gabriel Faure: Requiem
with Gregorian Chant Propers
Friday evening, August 1, 2014
Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
The Rev. Msgr. Stephen Martin, Vicar General and Cathedral Rector, Celebrant
Christopher Uhl, music director and conductor
Jeff Clearman, organist and chorusmaster
Victoria Turner, soprano
Kenneth Weber, baritone
Musica Sacra Chamber Choir
Currently beginning its twenty-seventh season under the direction of Christopher Uhl, Musica Sacra Chamber Choir, with organist Jeff Clearman, soprano Victoria Turner, and baritone Kenneth Weber, will sing the Faure Requiem within the context of a High Requiem Mass in the ancient Roman Rite, for which Faure originally composed this work. Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) was a French composer, organist of the Church of the Madeleine in Paris, and director of the Paris Conservatory. His setting emphasizes tranquility and heavenly peace, in contrast to the dread and trembling accentuated by many other composers.
Confessions will be heard beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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The first Catholic Parish on the Gulf coast was established at Mobile in 1703, one year after the founding of Mobile. In 1704, Father Henri Roulleaux De la Vente was canonically installed as the first pastor of the Church of Fort Louis de la Louisiane (Mobile). When the City of Mobile was relocated to its present site in 1711, the Parish Church was rebuilt on the West side of Royal street just North of Conti Street, under the patronage of Our Lady of Mobile. It was in 1781, in Mobile's Spanish period, that the parish received its present title “Church of the Immaculate Conception.”
When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name.