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04/16/2012

Chorale to Perform Durufle's Requiem with Organist Shirley Fishburne

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 The Winthrop University Chorale will present Maurice Durufle’s “Requiem” on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Byrnes Auditorium.
 “Requiem,” a nine-movement work, was commissioned in 1947 by the French music publisher Durand and is written in memory of Durufle’s father.
 Acclaimed organist Shirley Herlong Fishburne ’72, ’73, will accompany the Chorale on the university’s famed D.B. Johnson Memorial Organ.

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Shirley Fishburne
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Winthrop University Chorale will present Maurice Durufle’s “Requiem” on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Byrnes Auditorium.

“Requiem,” a nine-movement work, was commissioned in 1947 by the French music publisher Durand and is written in memory of Durufle’s father.

Accompanying the chorale, which is conducted by Katherine Kinsey, associate professor of music, is Zinorl Bronola, an instructor of theatre and dance, on piano and Shirley Herlong Fishburne ’72, ’73, on the university’s famed D.B. Johnson Memorial Organ.

Fishburne earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in organ performance from Winthrop as well as a doctorate in education from UNC-Greensboro. She is a former Winthrop music faculty member, served as co-chair of the D.B. Johnson Memorial Organ restoration committee, and is a 2006 recipient of Winthrop’s Medal of Honor in the Arts.

The Winthrop Chorale, the principal touring choir among the ensembles in the Department of Music, consists of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, more than half of whom are music majors and minors. The chorale is one of Winthrop’s oldest student organizations.

The performance is free and open to the public, and is an approved cultural event for Winthrop students.

For more information, please contact the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.

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