Memoriam: A Requiem for Mr. Rogers

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2004-01-23) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

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.


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

1 thought on “Memoriam: A Requiem for Mr. Rogers”

  1. I heard a “teaser” of the Requiem for Mr Rogers on NPR 3/2/04 and desire to obtain a recording of the entire performance. Is it or will it be available? I am involved with choral music performance. Thanks.

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