“Tabernacle Choir Plans Concerts in Washington, New York,” Ensign, Aug. 1995, 76
The Tabernacle Choir will be performing four concerts in Washington, D.C., and New York City as part of events commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II.
The 320-voice choir will perform August 4–5 at the Kennedy Center in Washington and August 8–9 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
Concerts will feature the national premiere of James DeMars’s An American Requiem, which was commissioned by the Art Renaissance Foundation of Phoenix, Arizona. Michael F. Sarda, the foundation’s founder, said An American Requiem is memorial music, “a tribute to people who worked to achieve a dream, who made something happen.”
Tabernacle Choir director Jerold Ottley is preparing the choir for the requiem performances, but will turn the baton over to DeMars during the Washington and New York concerts.