City of Sounds: Mozart's Coronation Mass

City of Sounds: Mozart's Coronation Mass

City of Sounds Festival

Date and time
22 May 2016 (8:00pm)
To be announced.

£12, (£10) (£3, BCU students)

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Bird's Eye of Choir

Conductor Patrick Larley
Elouise Waterhouse
Alistair Donaghue
Rob Tilson
Lucinda Scott

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart Coronation Mass, K317

Birmingham Festival Choral Society, Birmingham's longest established SATB Chorus, was formed in 1843 to provide the Chorus for Birmingham's Triennial Musical Festivals. The Society provided the majority of the chorus not only for the première of Mendelssohn's 'Elijah' at the 1846 Festival, but also all future Musical Festivals.

The Society, one of whose former conductors was Adrian Boult himself, have performed regularly in the Adrian Boult Hall since it opened thirty years ago. For City of Sounds they celebrate the hall with a piece of music that itself is celebratory in its very nature, Mozart’s ever-popular 'Coronation Mass'.

Joining the Society are Queen’s Park Sinfonia, one of the New Generation of exciting chamber orchestras in the UK. The Ensemble offer talented young graduate musicians in the West Midland’s region, including many from the Conservatoire itself, the opportunity to develop in a professional environment and perform in prestigious venues with acclaimed choirs and soloists. Formed in 2002 by a Birmingham Conservatoire graduate, City of Sounds is delighted to welcome back the ensemble whose performances always prove to be satisfying to audiences and musicians alike.

Also joining the Society as soloists are four talented current students. This involvement of our students represents one of the many opportunities for talent development and professional advancement that our students forge for themselves with musical organisations across the region and UK. 

This event is supported by BCU Graduate+

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City of Sounds Festival

In a city recognised for its architectural transformations, the City of Sounds festival is an invitation to remember, to celebrate and to look to the future of Birmingham’s rich music scene.

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