The USG choir and soloists will present Gabriel Faure’s much loved Requiem. A cynical man of no great religious faith, his Requiem focuses not on the wonder, fear, and threat of torture and damnation that are powerfully invoked in other Requiems of the period. Instead, Faure wrote a largely contemplative work that strives to comfort and assuage the grief of the mourners while holding out the promise of eternal rest and surcease from suffering for the departed. It is a work of transparency and clarity with well balanced phrases. If you have never heard it, you will love it.