For the third consecutive year, Vox Antiqua choral ensemble will be offering a musical memorial service for two students of Windward High School who were killed on June 10, 2015.
Shane Ormiston was just completing his senior year in 2015, and Gabe Anderson would have graduated this year with the class of 2018. Shane attended The United Church of Ferndale where we will be singing.
Windward High School is a small, family-like community of students and staff, and one of our choir members, Evan Ritchie, is a teacher at the school. Additionally, this year due to declining enrollment, Windward will be closing its doors after serving students the Ferndale school district and from around Whatcom County for 14 years. This adds an additional layer of sadness to the day.
We will be singing contemplative A cappella music featuring the Missa defunctorum Requiem Mass by Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c 1510 ~ c 1556), as well as works by Josquin des Prez (c 1440- 1521), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c 1525 ~ 1594), Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Maurice Durufle, (1902-1986), Franz Biebl (1906 – 2001) and Ola Gjelo (1978 ~).
We invite the Windward High School family of students and staff, family and community members and anyone else who is seeking peace and healing to come and simply BE.
June 10, 2018. 4:00 p.m. at United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St, Ferndale, WA 98248