The “Resurrection” Symphony, written in 1894 by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), is one of the monumental choral/orchestral works of the late 19th century. In a cantata version by William R. Memmott, John Calvin Presbyterian Church will present this masterpiece on Palm Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. The Choir and soloists will be accompanied by a professional orchestra. The church is located at 4201 Transcontinental Drive in Metairie.
In addition to the professional orchestra, Jan Cox will be featured on piano and organ with soloists Sandy Cranfill (soprano), Sharon Fortin (soprano), Kelly Frost (contralto) and David I. J. Bloom (tenor). Memmott has extracted melodic material from the first movement to create a setting of the famous “I know that my Redeemer liveth” section of the book of Job for tenor. Also, James R. Memmott, William’s brother and retired minister and actor from New Jersey, will be performing monologues from Archibald Macleish’s play, “J. B.” as interludes for the cantata.
All are invited to this free concert.