RETRO - Lamentation and Celebration

Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
Racine, WI
Event date: 
29 Oct 2021
Start Time: 
7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
James Schatzman, Artistic Director

Video Premiere featuring Glenn Burleigh's Lamentation and Celebration followed by an online afterglow

The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin (CAS) will premiere the video RETRO-Lamentation and Celebration, featuring Glenn Burleigh’s Lamentation and Celebration, recorded previously by CAS. The premiere will take place on the CAS YouTube channel on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7 PM. This presentation will be offered free of charge, but donations would be appreciated. The video may be found here: An online “afterglow” will follow here: Or dial: ‪(US) +1 267-819-1431 PIN: ‪138 795 968#.


Lamentation and Celebration for chorus, brass choir, organ, piano and percussion was a tribute to the victims and survivors of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing at its World Premiere in 1996. Burleigh rededicated the work to include the tragedy of 9/11. CAS first performed this work as a tribute to the victims and survivors of 9/11. This is timely as we reflect on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. The CAS audio recording, made on September 12, 2002, in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Racine, is thoughtfully interpreted with videography and photography by CAS member Karel Suchy.

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