Memoriam: A Requiem for Mr. Rogers

Memoriam: A Requiem for Mr. Rogers
Memoriam: A Requiem for Mr. Rogers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The life of the late Fred Rogers will be celebrated here next month with an 11-movement composition titled Memoriam: A Requiem for Mr. Rogers.

The genial Rogers became famous around the world as the sweater-wearing host of the PBS program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. He died last year.

The one-hour piece will be presented by a 25-piece orchestra accompanied by a 65-member choir.

It includes English, Hebrew and Latin lyrics, poetry and dramatic readings.

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I’ve decided I’m going. Anyone else want to come?