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Masterworks Chorale: Beethoven Mass in C Major

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BEETHOVEN MASS IN C

Saturday, November 18, 2017 · 8:00pm
Sanders Theater, Cambridge
Pre-Concert Talk: 7:30pm

Our November concert features Ludwig van Beethoven’s dramatic Mass in C major.  The only other mass setting by Beethoven besides the Missa solemnis, the Mass in C was composed for the Esterházy court at Eisenstadt, where Joseph Haydn, Beethoven’s teacher, served as court composer for many years.  We will also perform three rarely heard works by Haydn: the festive choral hymns Ens aeternum and O Jesu, te invocamus and a gorgeous Salve regina in E major for soprano, chorus, and strings.

Kevin Leong, conducting
Sarah Moyer, soprano
Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano
Martin Kelly, tenor
Thomas Jones, baritone

JOSEPH HAYDN Ens aeternum, Hob. XXIII:3
JOSEPH HAYDN Salve regina [in E], Hob. XXIIIb:1
JOSEPH HAYDN O Jesu, te invocamus, Becker-Glauch B/6/d
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Mass [in C], Op. 86

Earlier Event: November 12
American Hymns Rediscovered, Seraphic Fire
Later Event: December 6
A Seraphic Fire Christmas