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Le Cercle de l'Harmonie - Mozart's Solemn Vespers, Mass in C minor

From the Barbican Hall, London, Martin Handley presents a performance of Mozart's Solemn Vespers and Mass in C minor, with Le Cercle de l'Harmonie conducted by Jeremie Rhorer.

Presented by Martin Handley

Live from the Barbican Hall, London

Mozart's Solemn Vespers and Mass in C Minor, performed by Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, conducted by Jeremie Rhorer.

Perhaps overshadowed by the Requiem in the popular imagination, Mozart's great Mass in C Minor justifies an equally illustrious place in the pantheon of sacred choral music. Not finished, and even pillaged in parts by the composer for a later work, this remarkable union of formidable musical vision and religious text draws both on Mozart's study of the monumental sacred works of his Baroque predecessors, and on his skill for drama that bore such fruit in his operas.

Mozart: Solemn Vespers

Interval music

Mozart: Mass in C minor

Sally Matthews soprano
Ann Hallenberg mezzo-soprano
Rainer Trost tenor
Nahuel Di Pierro bass-baritone
Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Les Éléments (Joël Suhubiette conductor)
Jérémie Rhorer conductor

9.45pm A selection of British Light Music played by amateur ensembles as part of Light Fantastic - Radio 3's celebration of Light Music.

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