Meridian Symphony, MCC choirs partner to bring 'Faure Requiem' to Riley Center Saturday

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Three Meridian music entities will join hands and voices Saturday on stage at the MSU Riley Center.

The Meridian Symphony Orchestra, Meridian Symphony Chorus and the Meridian Community College Concert Choir will present the “Faure’ Requiem” in a presentation beginning at 7 p.m.

“Seventy-plus voices will be on the MSU Riley Center stage with the orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Peter Rubardt, conductor of the MSO,” MSO’s Executive Director Susie Johnson said. “The Requiem is among the best-loved pieces in the chorale repertoire.” 

Featured soloists are Lori Joyner, soprano, and Taylor Hightower, baritone. The MSO Chorus is directed by Dr. Kristen Johnson Gunn, while the Meridian Community College Concert Choir is under the direction of Tammy Miles.

The opening music for the concert will feature the orchestra playing the Franz Josef Haydn Symphony No. 88 in G major, followed by Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite. All of this concert’s music will provide Meridian and the surrounding communities a wonderful opportunity to witness the collaborative efforts of two choirs and orchestra — a special evening for patrons, friends and families.

The popular Pre-Concert Conversation will begin at 6 p.m. on the third floor of The MSU Riley Center, and a Gala Reception catered by Southern Specialty will be held immediately following the concert. Tickets are available at the Riley Center Box Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and Saturday at 6 p.m. Ticket Prices: Adult, $35; All Military, $15; All Students,$10.

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