Festival Chorale Oregon invites you to our performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor on Sunday, April 28 at 4 pm at The Elsinore in downtown Salem. Solveig Holmquist,
Festival Chorale Oregon invites you to our performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor on Sunday, April 28 at 4 pm at The Elsinore in downtown Salem. Solveig Holmquist, Founding Artistic Director, conducts the 100-voice chorale, joined by Amy Hansen, soprano; Olga Valdez, alto; Les Green, tenor; Ryan LeGrand, baritone; and a symphonic orchestra.
This may be the greatest of all Mozart’s works, not only his finest sacred piece. It is rarely performed outside of Europe. Much of the choral sections are massive in scope, at times calling for double choir, and the brilliant complexity challenges the performers while inspiring the audience.
The Great Mass was composed in 1782 and was the last of many masses composed by Mozart starting when he was 10 years old. The work fulfilled a promise he made to write a mass that would be performed in Salzburg when he he would bring his wife, Constanze, to Salzburg to meet his family for the first time after his father’s earlier opposition. Constanze sang the “Et incarnatus est” at its premiere in Salzburg.
In 2015, Pope Francis told reporters that the “Et incarnatus est” from the work “is matchless; it lifts you to God!”
(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
$10 students, $10 seniors (62 ), $25 general admission, $35 premium reserved seating