Updated: Nov 8, 2021
The St. Barnabas Music Ministry will offer a performance of the Mozart Requiem dedicated to the memory of beloved St. Barnabas parishioner, Tom Hammons, on Sunday, November
14 at 4:30 p.m. in the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church sanctuary.
St. Barnabas Director of Choirs Joshua Goines will conduct, and the singers will be accompanied by orchestra. The chorus will be anchored by the St. Barnabas adult choir, and there will be guest soloists and additional choral singers.
"The Mozart Requiem is a powerful piece of music that not only connects us to the memory of our friend Tom, but all the people we've lost during the pandemic," said Goines.
"This piece particularly helps us gather as a community to
grieve and mourn but also celebrate the enduring legacies of our loved ones through music. I couldn't think of a more fitting piece for these times."
A professional opera singer who performed with top ensembles, including New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Tom Hammons deeply loved this piece and sang as soloist in a previous performance at St. Barnabas in 1991. Sadly, Tom passed away in November 2020.
"Tom was both a warm and generous presence in St. Barnabas. However, when he spoke at full voice or sang, he was positively arresting," said St. Barnabas Director of Music Michael Chertock.
"Tom was an artist, an entertainer and a really delightful friend. Tom's favorite piece of music was the Mozart Requiem and he sang as bass soloist in the first performance given here in 1991."
Admission is free. The concert will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church,10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, Ohio.