Our choral workshops for 2023 focused on choruses from two of Mozart’s most exciting works, the Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339, and the Great Mass in C minor, K. 427/417a. Both workshops took place at St Michael’s Church, Lewes.
#1 – Saturday 18 February 2023: Solemn Vespers
The Vesperae solennes de confessore is an intimate work. It is a set of psalm settings, all for chorus, including Dixit Dominus and Beatus Vir and of course includes the very well known Laudate Dominum for Soprano solo and backing chorus.
#2 – Saturday 11 March 2023: Great Mass in C minor
Mozart wrote his Mass in C minor in 1783 but never completed it. If he had, it would be as long as Bach’s Mass in B minor. Nevertheless it contains seven big choruses, ranging from four-part choir to double choir. A great work indeed.