Mozart Requiem and Mass in C Minor
On Saturday 1st April 2023 The Guinness Choir and Orchestra will perform Mozart’s Requiem and his Mass in C Minor in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 2 at 7.30p.m.
Conducted by Ciarán Kelly with soloists Kelli-Ann Masterson, Soprano, Megan O’Neill, Soprano, Leanne Fitzgerald, Alto, Andrew Gavin, Tenor, and Rory Dunne, Bass.
This is a rare opportunity to experience and enjoy Mozart’s two great masterpieces in one concert.
The Requiem was Mozart’s final work, composed in the short period before his death in December 1791. He was only 35. Though completed by others in his circle, Mozart, as with the Mass in C Minor, which he had mostly written by the mid 1780s, captures the drama and visceral emotion of the liturgy.
Though much scholarly debate continues as to who completed the pieces, there is no escaping the magnificence and virtuosic demands of both, such that generations of artists have been inspired by these great masterpieces ever since. Don’t miss the dramatic and hopeful beauty that this opportunity presents.
Speaking about the concert Ciarán Kelly, Music Director of The Guinness Choir, said:
“The Requiem was one of the first large-scale pieces I ever learned and performed, and it remains my favourite choral work to this day. The mystery around these works only adds to the excitement we feel when we hear and perform them. The ways in which Mozart takes us on a journey, musically, spiritually and dramatically are, in my opinion, unique to this masterful composer.”
The Guinness choir and its professional Orchestra will be joined by our wonderful soloists
Kelli-Ann Masterson, Soprano; Megan O’Neill, Soprano; Leanne Fitzgerald, Alto; Andrew Gavin, Tenor and Rory Dunne, Bass.
This concert has proven to be very popular, and is now SOLD OUT.