Friday, February 13, 2015

New work: The 2015 Sioux County Oratorio Chorus Poster

Graphic designer / photographer: David Versluis

This year the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus is scheduled to perform Mozart’s Requiem at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, Iowa where the sound will resonate. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church was founded in 1870. The current church building was built in 1908 and for the most part the building remains much as it did when it was erected.

Among the many distinguishing characteristics of the interior are the wonderful stained glass windows made in Munich, Germany. The series of windows suggests a European classical charm.

I have developed a poster concept for the 2015 Oratorio Concert that utilizes as a background the rosette image from St Mary’s east semi-transept. It seems to be a fitting image for Mozart’s Requiem (The image has been darkened to contrast the poster text). The SCOC logo / identity was developed by Shelby Heerema, a graphic design student at Dordt College.

While St. Mary’s is not a true Christian church basilica, it nevertheless has Roman characteristics of a transept set crosswise to the nave and apse.

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