On Good Friday, when Hyosang Park directs PUMC’s combined choirs and instrumentalists in Maurice Durufle’s Requiem, it will have special meaning for those who knew Wayne Cooke. Music was Wayne’s passion; all his life he had a special regard for choral singing. Even while he struggled to combat colon cancer, surviving years longer than predicted, he faithfully sang with the Chancel Choir. He was also a member of the Voices Chorale, directed by Lyn Ransom. One of the high points of his life was singing the Durufle’ Requiem at Carnegie Hall with Voices, and to have his daughter, also a talented singer, join him. Last year Wayne Cooke sang in the PUMC choir until just before Easter and went to join his Lord on the day after Easter. It will be a special blessing to be in the sanctuary on Friday, March 29 at 730 p.m.
Illustration from the choir room mural by Michele Jagodzinski. To see more of these beautiful murals, which are located in our Music Room, please visit the photo gallery.