In this concert the centre of our attention will be occupied by the choir, this time performing choral works by the greatest composers of German Romanticism.
In the first part, we will hear three works based on texts with rather different characters. The motets are a musical expression of the composer’s grief and his faith in divine providence; in the Romances and Ballads, the choir creates a more mystical atmosphere, imbued with love; and finally, a biblically themed victory song and hymn of thanksgiving will be performed.
After the intermission the concert will conclude with one of the most famous masses in music literature, Schubert’s Mass in G major. It only took 18-year-old Schubert one week to compose the work for soprano, tenor, bass soloists, mixed choir, string orchestra and organ. With its melodiousness, intimacy and spiritual beauty, the mass helps to set the mood for the approaching Easter period.