July 28, 2011
Chorus to Perform Free Concert to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9-11 Attacks

La Jolla, Calif. (July 28, 2011) — The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, (LJS&C) will perform a free concert under the baton of Choral Director David Chase at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. The performance is part of the “Rolling Requiem” project, a nationwide musical movement to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks with performances of Mozart’s Requiem. Participating choruses from New York to Hawaii will perform the Requiem with each chorus beginning at 3:00 p.m. their local time, uniting singers throughout the continent as performances roll across the time zones.

Choruses across the country are presenting the Requiem in various contexts. The LJS&C Carlsbad performance will be a Community Sing, with audience members invited to participate.

“We chose to do this as a Community Sing to give all attendees a chance to commemorate this fearsome anniversary with the act of simply singing together and singing this great music,” says Chase. Soloists joining the chorus are soprano Mary Jaeb, mezzo-soprano Ava Baker Liss, tenor Chad Frisque, and bass Phil Larson. Jared Jacobsen will provide organ accompaniment. All participants are volunteering their services, and there will be no admission charge.

The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. with a short audience rehearsal of challenging choral sections, followed by the 50-minute performance. Singers wishing to participate are encouraged to bring their own scores or download from the Internet Here.

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church is located at 6628 Santa Isabel Street in Carlsbad. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call LJS&C at (858) 534-4637.

Rooted in San Diego for over 50 years, the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus enriches our lives through affordable concerts of ground-breaking, traditional and contemporary classical music. During the 2011-2012 season, Music Director Steven Schick shares the podium with Choral Director David Chase.