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 'Requiem for Mister Rogers' CDs Now Available 

 

SPOTLIGHT

October 5, 2004

Contact: Gordon Ovenshine 724-738-4854; gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

‘REQUIEM FOR MISTER ROGERS’ CD’s ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT SRU

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – “In Memoriam: A Requiem for Mister Rogers” CD’s are now available for purchase in Swope Music Hall at Slippery Rock University.  Cost is $10 per two-CD set. Call 724-738-2063.

           SRU’s orchestra and concert choir performed the one-hour, two-CD world premiere during spring semester as a tribute to the late Fred Rogers of PBS’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

           The choir-orchestra composition, based on a traditional Latin requiem, includes singing, poetry, Hebrew, a cappella and string music. It also incorporates dramatic readings and ethnic drumming. Luke Mayernik, music director at St. Justin Church in Mount Washington, composed the music. The first performance was held at St. Justin, attracting several hundred admirers of the late Fred Rogers.

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