Russian composer Alexander Kastalsky wrote this profoundly beautiful and hopeful requiem to commemorate the diverse nations and faiths of the Allied lives lost in World War I. He finished the complete seventeen-movement work in 1917, and it received its world premiere at this concert.
We were honored to partner with three choruses on this national project around the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. The concert featured the combined voices of the Cathedral Choral Society, The Clarion Choir, The Kansas City Chorale, and The Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, joined by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and was led by guest conductor Leonard Slatkin.
Orchestra underwritten by the Carmel Charitable Endowment.
Alexander Kastalsky, Commemoration for Fallen Brothers (1917)