Among the works that ECMC will perform on our RETROSPECTIVE: The Homecoming Concert is Felix Mendelssohn's Periti autem fulgebunt, one of the Zwei geistliche Männerchöre (two sacred choruses for men’s choir) that comprise Mendelssohn's Op. 115. The choruses were commissioned by Johann Clarus, a Professor of Medicine in Leipzig. The 24-year old Mendelssohn reportedly composed the two choruses in one day in 1833.
Periti autem fulgebunt is a setting of Chapter 12, Verse 3 of the Book of Daniel:
"And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."