Somerset Chamber Choir – Mozart’s Mass in C Minor

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Somerset Chamber Choir – Mozart’s Mass in C Minor

July 24 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In our postponed from Summer 2020 concert in Wells we will perform Mozart’s Mass in C minor, a piece that many critics regard as Mozart’s masterpiece in the field of religious composition, and which has a breadth of scale and a grandeur that recalls the great baroque choral masterpieces of Bach and Handel.  We are also excited to be performing one of Mendelssohn’s five great Psalms for choir and orchestra, music that is less often performed than the Mozart Mass, but which nevertheless echoes its majestic splendour.  Also included is Haydn’s orchestral depiction, so ahead of its time, of the imagined chaos before the creation, a moment in time that we hope to echo in two movements from the ‘transparent and spacey’ Sunrise Mass by the popular Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.  We will be joined by Southern Sinfonia, one of the most distinctive chamber ensembles currently operating in the UK, and an exceptional line-up of young soloists.

MOZART Mass in C Minor
OLA GJEILO The Spheres; Identity & The Ground (from Sunrise Mass)
HAYDN Representation of Chaos (from The Creation)

Katie Trethewey soprano
Rhiannon Llewellyn soprano
Andrew Henley tenor
Angus McPhee baritone

Southern Sinfonia

Richard Laing conductor

Tickets for this concert will go on sale in the Spring of 2021, both online through the website and at Wells Cathedral Box Office;  they will also be available at the door on the night unless the concert is sold out.  We would love to keep you informed when booking dates are announced, so we hope you will subscribe to our mailing list using the form on the Home page.  Members of our Friends Scheme are entitled to a priority booking period before tickets go on general sale – for more information about the Friends Scheme, please go to
This concert includes one interval and should end at approximately 9pm
Directions and parking information is available on the Cathedral website
For refreshments, there are many cafés and pubs near the Cathedral, and you will find details of the Cathedral café here – we suggest checking the opening times carefully, calling them on 01749 676543 if you have any doubt


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