Carson Chamber Singers hosting annual fall concerts in Virginia City, Carson City

Carson Chamber Singers in concert at CVIC Hall in Minden in April.

Carson Chamber Singers in concert at CVIC Hall in Minden in April.

Two evenings of music from the Renaissance are planned in Carson Chamber Singers’ annual fall concerts.

The choral group, conducted by Michael Langham, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at St. Mary’s in the Mountains, 111 S. E St. in Virginia City, and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Shepherd of the Sierra, 3680 US Highway 395 South in Carson City.

The program includes works by Palestrina, Zingarelli and Purcell.

A highlight of the program is the Nevada premiere of Requiem for the Living, written by Dan Forrest in 2013 and performed internationally. The Requiem, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble, emphasizes consolation for the living rather than grief and judgment. It’s tonal and accessible, and is noted for soaring melody and luminous harmony.

Forrest said he took inspiration, in part, from images of space from the Hubble Telescope and images of Earth from the International Space Station.

Tickets for $10 each are available at; at the Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St.; and at the door. Youth ages 18 and under attend for free.

Carson Chamber Singers was founded in 1985 as the select choral group of the Carson City Symphony. They perform throughout Northern Nevada, the Tahoe area, and as far as Sacramento, Calif. They have sung with the Carson City Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.

Carson Chamber Singers, a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, is supported in part by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.

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