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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Presents Mozart's Mass in C Minor


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Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor concert:

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir returns to Koerner Hall

Wednesday, may 11 at 7:30 pm

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir concludes its 2010-11 season in Koerner Hall with an all-Mozart program. Under the direction of conductor Noel Edison, four stellar soloists will join the 150-voice TMC and the Festival Orchestra for Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor and other works. Visit the TMC’s Mozart concert page.

This concert brings together three noted Canadian soloists who have received international acclaim for their performances on the recital and opera stage. Soprano Gillian Keith performs and records extensively in Europe, including principal roles with the English National Opera and Scottish Opera. Gillian Keith and mezzo-soprano Anita Krause, a prizewinner at the Salzburg International Mozart Competition, join with bass-baritone Thomas Goerz and tenor (TBA).

The first half of the concert features a selection of Mozart’s great choral works: Ave Verum Corpus; Splendente Te, Deus; and excerpts from Vesperae solennes de confessore, including the Laudate Dominum with Gillian Keith, soprano.

In the second half of the concert the audience will experience the forceful choral settings and emotional solos of the Mass in C minor, composed by Mozart in thanksgiving for his marriage.

The concert takes place on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm in Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory’s Telus Centre for Performance and Learning. Tickets are $43-$73 ($38 to $68 for seniors) and VoxTix for 15-25 year olds are only $15. Service charge and HST are additional. Tickets are available at the Koerner Hall Box Office at 416-408-0208 or online at the Koerner Hall Box Office.

Music broadcaster and writer Rick Phillips will offer a pre-concert chat at 6:50 pm.


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