Mozart Vespers (de Confessore), K.339
Beethoven Mass in C
Featuring the Jubilate Orchestra
A rare treat: two great Classical composers, two neglected choral gems. Hear these works of genius performed (for the first time in local memory) with a Classical-instrument orchestra.
Though written just 27 years apart, these composers’ sound-worlds are radically different. Mozart’s gorgeous Vespers is full of soaring melodies, clear colors, and lyrical solo writing (including the famous “Laudate Dominum” soprano solo). In contrast, Beethoven’s Mass in C, with its powerful orchestra, daring harmonies, and vigorous choruses, foreshadows the drama of his Ninth Symphony.