Festival of Voices

Classical Choral Workshop: Mozart

Join Sydney’s Dr Elizabeth Scott conducting Mozart's masterwork, Great Mass in C minor

Workshops

Event Details

Category

Workshops

Event Starts

Jun 23, 2024

Event Ends

Jun 29, 2024

Venue

Hobart Town Hall & Federation Concert Hall

Join Sydney’s Dr Elizabeth Scott as she makes her Festival of Voices debut conducting the powerful Mozart masterworkGreat Mass in C minor

 

Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, guest conductor:  Dr Elizabeth Scott with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra

 

Major Choral Concert:  Sunday 30 June, 2.00pm, Federation Concert Hall  

The powerful Great Mass in C minor reveals Mozart at his peak.  A work of mysterious origins, the Great Mass is a complex masterpiece.  Its mood shifts constantly – sometimes dazzling, sometimes movingly sombre.  The six movements of this work embody the Salzburg traditions of the era, demonstrating Mozart’s influence of Bach and Handel, whose music he was studying at the time.  The Great Mass stands alongside his Requiem as one of the most remarkable of church compositions.  

There remains an aura of mystery about the completion of the Great Mass following Mozart’s death. Widely programmed around the world today, it was first performed in St Peter’s Church, Salzburg, in 1783 with Constance, Mozart’s wife, as one of the soprano soloists. 

In 2024, participating singers will be offered two options for rehearsals: 

  • Group A for those who need to keep their weekdays free 
  • Group B for those who are happy to rehearse during the day 

When you register, you will be directed to a form where you can nominate which rehearsal option is your preference.

 

The fee will cover the cost of your vocal score (valued at $50 – non-refundable), festival accreditation, light refreshments, the chance to network with like-minded choristers, and specially negotiated accommodation rates. This is a unique opportunity to work with one of Australia’s leading choral conductors and perform with guest soloists

 

This workshop is designed as an extension for those with choral experience and some proficiency in music reading.  Individuals, small groups, choral society members, church choirs and anyone who enjoys a welcoming, inclusive environment are invited to register. Bring a choral friend and come along to the fulfilling, feel-good rehearsals. 


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