After careful consideration, and as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Board of Directors of the Sandlapper Singers announces that the performances of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living,” scheduled for April 17 and 19, 2020, have been postponed. Additionally, the organization has postponed the 3rd Annual Restaurant Raffle drawing originally scheduled for April 17. If you have already purchased a ticket for the concert or raffle, it will be honored at our rescheduled events. Ticket holders will be contacted directly in the coming days. We’re eagerly awaiting the chance to perform this inspiring masterwork for you in the future. After a safe time apart, music has the power to bring us back together again.
Dan Forrest is a South Carolina-based, internationally-renowned composer whose “Requiem for the Living” has been presented all over the world since its premiere in 2014. A Requiem, at its core, is a prayer for rest – traditionally, for the deceased. The five movements of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living,” however, form a narrative just as much for the living, and their own struggle with pain and sorrow. The Sandlapper Singers are thrilled to share the stage with the Charleston Southern University Concert Singers and chamber orchestra accompaniment to present this glorious masterwork!
Friday, April 17, 2020 | 7:30pm – NEW DATE TBD
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
3200 Trenholm Rd., Columbia
Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 4:00pm – NEW DATE TBD
East Cooper Baptist Church
361 Egypt Rd., Mt. Pleasant
ABOUT CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT SINGERS
The university’s premier vocal ensemble, the Concert Singers, specialize in music of all genres. The 28-member group is composed of music majors, music minors and nonmajors and has performed throughout the East Coast and in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, England, Germany and Scotland. They have performed twice in the Washington, D.C., National Cathedral and at St. Patrick’s in New York City in addition to performing at various schools and churches in Virginia, New Jersey, South Carolina and Florida. Membership in the Concert Singers is by audition or permission of the instructor, with students of any major permitted to audition.
ABOUT DAN FORREST
Dan Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as having “an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music….that is truly magical” (NY Concert Review),with works hailed as “magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture” (Classical Voice), and “superb writing…full of spine-tingling moments” (Salt Lake Tribune). In the last decade, Dan’s music has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and abroad, through both smaller works and his major works Requiem for the Living(2013),Jubilate Deo(2016),and LUX: The Dawn From On High(2018).Dan holds graduate degrees in composition and piano performance, and is active as a composer, educator, publisher, editor, and pianist. For more information, visit .