The Choir and a small chamber orchestra will offer the Requiem of English Composer John Rutter, not only in observation of Music Memorial Sunday, but also in observance of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
The idea of a memorial Sunday originated with Kate MacArthur and David Lee Maulsby, a previous Music Director, and further developed as they explored ways of using a generous fund that has grown from many people’s gifts in memory of the Rev. Lee MacArthur, a long-time member of the choir.
Using that financial base, the fund continues to grow from the constant flow of gifts that are made in memory of those who have died. The overall premise of the memorial list is that once a name is added it remains there permanently.
The list is printed in the bulletin on every Music Memorial Sunday.
The interest income from the fund serves to underwrite extra expenses. The capital still needs to grow so there will be more interest income available. Contributions continue to be sought in order to realize the goal of self-sufficiency of these offerings.
Tax-deductible donations are welcome now, and throughout the year. Please make checks payable to St. Mark’s Choir Association with the designation of “Music Memorial.” Checks, together with the name of the person(s) being memorialized (printed, please) can be given or sent to Marguerite Barron, Treasurer, St. Mark’s Choir Association, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Thank you.
Deadline for the inclusion of names in the Music Memorial Bulletin is Wednesday, November 7 at noon.