Mozart "Great" C minor Mass
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 8pm
Evangelical Community Church
Although less often performed than his Requiem Mass, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, K.427 holds an astonishing combination of powerful choral settings and highly ornamental solos. It was apparently written to honor Mozart’s promise to write a major mass if he was successful in marrying his beloved Constanze. It premiered in 1783, with his new bride singing the very demanding soprano arias. It is not quite complete (lacking the second half of the Credo and all of the Agnus Dei), but the Große Messe nonetheless is pure Mozart at his most passionate and emotional.
Also on the program are two works by Johann Sebastian Bach: Motet S. 225 and Cantata S. 190, both settings of the text Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Sing to the Lord a New Song).
Soloists for the Bach S. 190 will be BCS Assistant Conductor, Julie Grindle, Alto; Daniel Shirley, Tenor; and Joseph Beutel, Bass.
For the Mozart, soloists will be Elizabeth Marshall, Soprano; Caitlin Shirley, Soprano; Daniel Shirley, Tenor; and Joseph Beutel, Bass.
Ticket price: $20 in advance, students & seniors; $22 at the door.