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WSPC: A Celebration of Mozart

 

As the dark nights draw in, come and enjoy an evening of light-filled music performed by the West Sussex Philharmonic Choir at St. Mary’s, Horsham on Saturday 17 November.

The centrepiece of the concert is the Requiem in D Minor, Mozart’s final masterpiece, and one of his most moving and inspiring works. He wrote part of it in Vienna in late 1791, but it was left unfinished at his death in December of the same year, at the age of 35. The Requiem as we know it today is the work of many hands, and the air of mystery and intrigue surrounding its completion may never be fully dispelled.

The soloists are Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), Louise Crane (mezzo-soprano), Justin Lavender (tenor) and David Wilson-Johnson (baritone).

The second choral item, Laudate Dominum, for soprano solo and chorus, is part of Mozart’s Solemn Vespers. With its soaring, ethereal melody, it remains a favourite among singers and audiences worldwide.

Instrumental interludes include the much-loved Eine kleine Nachtmusik and the Clarinet Concerto in A major – Mozart’s last instrumental piece, composed only weeks before he died. The soloist is Peter Cigleris.

In short, a programme of glorious contrasts to lift the spirits! We hope you will join us!

The West Sussex Philharmonic Choir has invited singers from other choirs to join them in this concert. WSPC presently has about 65 members. New voices are always welcome. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.westsussexphilharmonicchoir.org.uk

Performance: Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm, St. Mary’s Church, the Causeway, Horsham. Tickets: £14 (students £7) on the door & from Waterstone’s, The Candy Box and the Horsham Piano Centre.

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