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05/10/2013

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RELIGION BRIEFS The Church of the Redeemer is located in downtown Sarasota. Photo by Norman Schimmel EVENSONG TO HONOR SARASOTA COMPOSER/CONDUCTOR MOE The late well-known Sarasota-area conductor and composer, Dr. Daniel T. Moe, will be honored on Sunday, May 19, during the Church of the Redeemer's 5:15 p.m. Evensong — the finale of the church's Great Music Series for the 2012-13 season. Christiansen died in 1997. Moe composed Adoramus that same year in collaboration with Drew Collins, the release notes. Moe was Redeemer's longtime composer-in-residence and the husband of Redeemer's choirmaster/organist, Ann Stephenson-Moe. The Evensong will mark the anniversary of Hailed by New Yorker music critic Andrew Moe's passing on May 24, 2012 at the age of Porter as the "dean of choral conductors," 85, a news release notes. Moe "was a major educational force in conIt will feature Moe's composition Adoramus ducting and choral literature, having develte Christe, Lux aeterna, whose translation oped distinguished graduate programs in is "We adore you, O Lord Christ, Light Eter- these specialties at the University of Iowa," nal." Adoramus was composed as a Requiem the release notes. He served as professor of music at Oberlin Conservatory of Music for 20 for Moe's mentor, the highly regarded Ameryears, until 1992. ican choral conductor and composer Paul J. Christiansen, who was also the director of the Along with his position at Redeemer, Moe for famed Concordia College choir, in Moorhead, 21 years was the much-beloved music director (he retired in 2006) of Key Chorale — the offiMN, the release adds.

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