83days until Our next concert, featuring Bruckner's Mass in D, will be held at Otaki Memorial Hall on 21 May 2017.
Bruckner's Mass in D and other works
The Chorale will be performing Bruckner’s magnificent Mass No. 1 in D
an orchestra and four outstanding soloists.
Bruckner himself conducted the première in Linz Cathedral
on 20 November 1864, and its favourable reception ensured its repeat at the
Redoutensaal, also in Linz, on 18 December.After the November performance the critic of the Linzer Abendbote
had pronounced it ‘the best work of its type to be created for a long time’.
Along with the mass, three Mozart pieces will be performed
– the ever beautiful Ave Verum Corpus, the Veni Sancte Spiritus and Sancta Maria.
The soloists will be singing some Beethoven pieces (he wrote
very little for full choir), and the orchestra will play a piece as well.It should be a cracker of a concert!