MOZART’S GREAT MASS – Spoleto Festival 2017
June 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Westminster Choir, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra combine forces to present works including Mozart’s great unfinished mass. Thought to be written as a peace offering to his father—who did not approve of Mozart’s marriage—the mass features solos (written for, among others, his wife Constanze) that require great virtuosity and range; these traits along with mighty choruses and grandiose orchestral writing make this work far more ornate than any church music of its time. This choral masterwork has captivated and delighted audiences with its sublime sonorities and powerful expression for more than 200 years.