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Mendelssohn and Mozart - Bristol Choral Society

Saturday March 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Colston Hall, Bristol
£26, £21, £16, £11; under 25s £5, senior citizens 10% discount
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  1. Hear my Prayer - Felix Mendelssohn
  2. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor Op 64 - Felix Mendelssohn
  3. Mass in C minor, 'The Great' K427 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mendelssohn’s iconic dove takes wing alongside the most imposing of all Mozart’s Masses - tragically incomplete like the Requiem whose intensity it rivals. Between them, poised and impassioned, comes an evergreen concerto returning one of Bristol’s own to the Colston Hall stage.

Mozart’s C minor Mass isn’t known as the ‘Great’ for nothing. A glowering masterpiece standing between ‘Bach's Mass in B minor’ and Beethoven’s mighty Missa Solemnis, it remains a tantalising torso, protean in its expressive power, yet infinitely ‘human’ thanks to the seductive brilliance of its solo vocal writing. (The exuberant Benedictus could almost have leapt straight off the operatic stage and into the choir loft). Mendelssohn stakes an exclusive claim on the first half with two works - completed in the same year - that need no introduction: a psalm-setting showcase for the soprano voice, and a groundbreaking concerto blending ardent lyricism with a spot of scampering ‘midsummer night’s dreaming’. To play it is Julia Hwang, a young violinist who’s no stranger to Bristol (she’s an alumna of Clifton College), nor indeed to the Society since she gave a memorably performance of Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending at our summer concert last year.

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