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Mozart

Vespers, Exsultate Jubilate, Coronation Mass
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
with John Challenger (conductor), Keri Fuge (soprano), Emma Lewis (mezzo soprano), Edward Rimmer (tenor), Charles Cunliffe (bass)

“Vesperae solennes de confessore” dates from 1780, and is scored for SATB soloists and chorus, orchestra, and organ. It was the last of Mozart’s compositions while at Salzburg Cathedral. Audiences will be familiar with the wonderful aria “Laudate Dominum”, in which the choir joins the soprano soloist for the Gloria.

“Exsultate, Jubilate” is a gem among solo soprano works. Composed in 1772-73 during a run of his opera “Lucio Silla”, it might be seen as almost a sideline among Mozart’s prodigious output, but has justifiably achieved great acclaim. The “Alleluia” is especially beautiful.

The Coronation Mass is one of Mozart’s 17 such settings. Although relatively short, and thus qualifies as a “missa brevis”, it contains all the elements of the Ordinary. It was composed in 1779 and was, as far as can be ascertained, first performed at the coronation of Francis II as Holy Roman Emperor in 1792

Saturday 25 June 2022
7.30pm
Salisbury Cathedral

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Salisbury Musical Society is a mixed choir of about 120 voices. We perform major classical choral works in public concerts that are normally given in Salisbury Cathedral, three times a year, accompanied by a full orchestra. We also run occasional `Come and Sing’ events which are open to all.

Do you live in Wiltshire or Hampshire and love singing or listening to choral music? Do you want to be more involved with the music of Salisbury as a patron or sponsor? Whatever your interest, we would like to welcome you to Salisbury Musical Society.

Virtual Choir Project

During the current break from rehearsals due to the Covid-19 pandemic, to keep our members engaged and enjoying their membership, we set up a Virtual Choir project. We run online rehearsals conducted by David Halls, and perform by singing in our homes and editing recordings together. The recordings can be enjoyed on our YouTube channel, and the latest one, Handel’s `Zadok the Priest’, is on this page.

 

Future Concerts

100th Anniversary Season : Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony
Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra

To celebrate 150th anniversary of Vaughan William's birth

Saturday 19 November 2022
7.30pm
Salisbury Cathedral

Mozart

Vespers, Exsultate Jubilate, Coronation Mass
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
with John Challenger (conductor), Keri Fuge (soprano), Emma Lewis (mezzo soprano), Edward Rimmer (tenor), Charles Cunliffe (bass)

“Vesperae solennes de confessore” dates from 1780, and is scored for SATB soloists and chorus, orchestra, and organ. It was the last of Mozart’s compositions while at Salzburg Cathedral. Audiences will be familiar with the wonderful aria “Laudate Dominum”, in which the choir joins the soprano soloist for the Gloria.

“Exsultate, Jubilate” is a gem among solo soprano works. Composed in 1772-73 during a run of his opera “Lucio Silla”, it might be seen as almost a sideline among Mozart’s prodigious output, but has justifiably achieved great acclaim. The “Alleluia” is especially beautiful.

The Coronation Mass is one of Mozart’s 17 such settings. Although relatively short, and thus qualifies as a “missa brevis”, it contains all the elements of the Ordinary. It was composed in 1779 and was, as far as can be ascertained, first performed at the coronation of Francis II as Holy Roman Emperor in 1792

Saturday 25 June 2022
7.30pm
Salisbury Cathedral

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