Ten members of the Sine Nomine Choral Society of Central Oklahoma, Shawnee's community choir, will perform as part of a mass choir in New York City's Carnegie Hall on May 29.
The local choir was invited, along with school and community choirs from across the country, by Mid-America Productions, who sponsor the event. The approximately 80-100 voice choir will present "Requiem for the Living," by Dan Forrest, accompanied by full orchestra. The performance will be directed by Dr. David Thye, choral director at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas.
The 10 members who have chosen to participate are Sine Nominee president Courtney Hollis, alto; Carla Hale, alto; Mike Harrell, bass; Gordon Richards, baritone; Gayle Fischer, alto; Melissa Kamm, soprano; Nanci Sackman, soprano; Gary Sackman, tenor; Peg Stoops, alto; and Herb Moring, bass, who is the director of Sine Nomine.
Rehearsals will take place at Manhattan's Grand Hyatt Hotel on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, with the grand concert to be presented on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, in Carnegie Hall.
"Requiem for the Living," is a liturgical mass in Latin written in 2013-14 by contemporary sacred music composer Dan Forrest. The local choir will be presenting it, accompanied by chamber orchestra, for their spring concerts on Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m., and Monday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be at Shawnee's First Baptist Church. Tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased from any Sine Nomine member or at the door.