A historic musical event occurred on April 2 and 3 at Grace Episcopal Church in River Forest, where enthusiastic audiences heard the Heritage Chorale of Oak Park perform a program featuring John Rutter’s “Requiem.” This was the final concert under its artistic director, Guillermo Munoz Kuster. Beyond contributing his professional skills, he guided the chorus through the pandemic hiatus, making these performances possible.

The chorus was joined by the enrapturing soprano, Rachel Sparrow, who sang the solo part in both the “Requiem” and in “We Two in a Park at Night,” a commissioned piece composed by Grace Coberly, the recipient of the chorale’s 2016 Marcie Hartman Scholarship and former member of the Heritage Chorale. Ms. Sparrow’s performances earned a separate standing ovation. Rachel has performed throughout the United States, including a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York.

This reader believes the event was worthy of coverage.

Jack Darnall
Oak Park

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