Pacific Symphony to present “Concert for Healing” following May 15 church shooting

Posted on: July 27, 2022

California’s Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale will perform a “Concert for Healing” on August 3 at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California. The concert will open with the world premiere of Hymn of Healing composed by Richard A. Nichols in memory of victims of a mass shooting at the Geneva church on May 15, in which one person was killed and five were wounded. Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair will conduct the performance, and Rev. Dr. Steven Marsh from Geneva Presbyterian Church and Rev. Dr. Albany Lee from Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church will speak. Hymn of Healing is a musical setting of text created by the church’s choir director, Eileen O’Hern. The performance will also include Ticheli’s There Will Be Rest, Haydn’s Symphony No. 49 (“La passione”), Paulus’s The Road Home, Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and Exsultate Jubilate, and “Amazing Grace,” the latter sung together with the congregation.