Composer's premiere: 'Masses of Peace and Light Eternal' Delaware Valley Choral Society to perform concert honoring first American Roman-Catholic saint
The Delaware Valley Choral Society
MILFORD — The Delaware Valley Choral Society will perform the world premier of major work by a local composer in its spring concert, “Masses of Peace and Light Eternal." The composer, R. Wayne Walters, an adjunct professor of music at the College of Saint Elizabeth, composed a Requiem Mass dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, the first native-born American proclaimed a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Also on the program will be Franz Schubert’s Mass in G and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aterna. Professional soloists and a full symphony orchestra will join the choral society, including special guest Clarum Sonum directed by Rider Foster. The Delaware Valley Choral Society is under the direction of Jeffrey Fornoff. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Delaware Valley High School auditorium, 256 US Route 6, Milford. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and may be purchased in advance by contacting Helen Monisera at 845-856-5696, Diane Fornoff at 570-296-5333, or Jeffrey Fornoff at 570-267-8773. Tickets will also be available at the door. The Delaware Valley Choral Society is a non-profit group dedicated to performing major choral works in their original form. It incorporates aspiring musicians from the area as well as professional musicians to bring major works of music to the community. New singers are always welcome to join the choral society at the beginning of each rehearsal season. For more information email Jeffrey Fornoff at Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org.