Mozart and McDowall, Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Sunday, 17th November 2024 at 4:00pm; Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, UK B4 7XR.

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Join us for our first concert in the Bradshaw Hall at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

The ‘Great Mass’ is how Mozart’s Mass in C minor is often referred to and it is considered to be one of the composer’s finest works. Written in 1783, its first performance was in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace.

Bringing the programme right up to date, is Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem. Composed in 2019, this seven movement work is an imaginative pairing of extracts from the notebooks of Leonardo Di Vinci with texts from the Latin Missa pro defunctis.

W A Mozart – Great Mass in C Minor
Cecilia McDowall – Da Vinci Requiem

Mozart: First performed in Salzburg in 1783, the Great Mass is his most extensive setting, even though incomplete. At the time he was studying the work of Bach and Handel. Could he write something better?

McDowall: ‘It’s the essence of what Leonardo says, how his ideas on life and death marry so well with the Requiem mass, which intrigues.’

City of Birmingham Choir
Adrian Lucas conductor
Hannah Davy soprano
Nina Bennet soprano
Tim Burton tenor
Thomas Humphreys bass

Sunday 17th November at 4 pm
Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
£10 F/T students and unwaged
Free under 16s

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