Schubert ‘Mass in E flat’
Saturday 24th March 2018 @ 7.30pm
St. Peter’s Church, Acton Green W4
Southfield Rd, Chiswick W4 1BB, junction of St Alban’s Ave. Free street parking available, Bus E3
The Addison Oratorio Choir are joined by five exceptional vocal soloists and the Brandenburg Sinfonia for one Schubert’s grandest and most elaborate setting of the Mass, his Mass in E flat – a work on an epic scale that the composer never heard. It was premiered the year after his death, conducted by his brother Ferdinand Schubert. The Mass makes pointed references to Schubert’s ‘Holy Trinity’ of composers – Mozart, Beethoven and Bach and contains some of the most dramatic and heart-felt music the composer ever wrote.
From far more recent musical history, actually completed less than two years ago, comes ‘The Heavens and the Heart’ by the British composer James Francis Brown, three psalm settings, two joyful and energetic songs of praise, framing a calmer and more reflective one. The perfect uplifting contrast to the more tortured and questioning sound world of Schubert’s great masterpiece.
Tickets in advance £13, concessions £11, under 16’s £3 (all + booking fee), via https://www.addisonsingers.com/event/oratorio-choir-spring-
2018-concert or £15 / £13 / £3 on the door.
The conductor & Musical Director is David Wordsworth