Roslindale’s Fran Rogers has been engaged to perform as tenor soloist in two Mozart Requiem concerts for Pilgrim Festival Chorus, celebrating its 20th anniversary this spring.

The concerts will be held at April 27 at St. Bonaventure Parish in Plymouth and on April 28 at Scituate Center for the Performing Arts in Scituate. The concerts feature a 20-piece professional orchestra.

Award-winning tenor Fran Rogers has been acclaimed for his “open, free, and effortless high notes,” his “athleticism,” and “raw strength and natural timbre.” Recent opera credits include Rodolfo in Puccini’s “La Boheme,” Ruggero in Puccini’s “La Rondine,” Danceny in Susa’s “The Dangerous Liaisons” and Ramiro in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.” Rogers recently made his Boston Symphony Hall debut with the Terezin Music Foundation singing a collection of songs by Pavel Haas and Gideon Klein. He regularly serves as national anthem soloist for Boston’s professional sport events, having performed on multiple occasions for live audiences up to 70,000 attendees and for international television audiences of up to 14 million.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus celebrates its 20-year milestone of celebrating the world’s great choral music with two performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem,” one of the best-known choral pieces ever composed, and a setting of England’s poet laureate John Dryden’s poem, “A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day,” by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble. The work, which celebrates the important role music plays in people’s lives, was commissioned by the Assabet Valley Mastersingers in 1998 as a companion piece to their performance of the “Requiem.”

In addition to Rogers, three other professional soloists were selected from a talented pool of local performing artists, giving them the opportunity to expand their professional experience and grow their classical resume. The full vocal quartet includes Rogers, soprano Rachel Burke, mezzo-soprano Marissa Plati, and bass Justin Parish.

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