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Summit's Continuo Arts Foundation Featured in Documentary Broadcast Nationally on PBS

Candace Wicke is the Executive Director and Principle Conductor of the Continuo Arts Foundation.

SUMMIT, NJ - "Requiem For My Mother," a documentary which chronicles the composition, production process, and the inaugural concert of the Summit-based Continuo Arts Foundation, will be broadcast nationally by PBS. The program is scheduled to air on NJTV May 14 at 4 p.m.

Directed by Stephen Edwards and David Haugland, the film tells the story of Hollywood composer Edwards, his late mother Rosalie, the mass he composed in her honor, and the preparations for its performance with conductor Candace Wicke on the prestigious Festival Pro Musica e Arte Sacra in Rome and Vatican City.

According to Channel Surfing with Christopher Heffron, "If Edwards is the quiet soul of this homage to love, loss and song, then its fiery heart belongs to conductor Candace Wicke, who guided the 160-voice choral group and 50-piece orchestra from beginning to end.  Formidable, cantankerous, and so impassioned you can’t help but love her, Wicke rocks - a true maestro."

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