Masterworks Chorale presents Beethoven s Mass in C - (Sudbury)

Posted on: 11/15/17


The first concert of Masterworks Chorale’s 78th season features Ludwig van Beethoven’s dramatic “Mass in C” and is the inaugural concert of Dr. Kevin Leong, who was named the Chorale’s new Music Director in June 2017, concluding a two-year search. The “Mass in C,” the only other mass setting by Beethoven besides the “Missa solemnis,” was composed for the Esterházy princely court, where Joseph Haydn, Beethoven’s teacher, served for many years. The Chorale will also perform three rarely heard works by Haydn: the festive choral hymns “Ens aeternum” and “O Jesu, te invocamus” and the sublime “Salve Regina” in E for soprano, chorus, and strings. The Chorale is joined by a professional orchestra and a superb quartet of soloists: soprano Teresa Wakim, mezzo-soprano Margaret Lias, tenor Martin Kelly, and baritone Thomas Jones. The concert takes place on Saturday, November 18, 2017, in Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre and begins at 8 PM. Tickets are now on sale. A Pre-Concert Talk by Dr. Laura Stanfield Prichard precedes the concert at 7:30 PM. A Harvard Square restaurant is offering a dining special before and after the Sanders Theatre concert. Those presenting a Masterworks Chorale concert ticket or Will-Call Ticket Voucher to Grafton Street Pub and Grill will receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entree. Reservations are recommended. Free parking is also available to Masterworks Chorale concert patrons on concert nights at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, one block from Sanders Theatre between Cambridge Street and Broadway. Tickets are $50, $35, and $20. $5 Student Rush Tickets may be purchased 90 minutes prior to the performance, as available. Accessible seating for Sanders Theatre is available. Call the Harvard Box Office at 617-496-2222 for details. For more information, please visit or call 617-858-6785.

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