The second in our series of 5 concerts programming the entire series of Mozart Masses. Conducted by David Brophy and featuring the newly-formed Fishamble Sinfonia and four young soloists auditioned from Ireland's leading third level colleges of music: Lynsey Curtin, soprano, Brid Ni Ghruagain, alto, Richard Bridge tenor and David Howes, bass.
This concert will feature Missa brevis No. 1 in G major, K. 49/47d, a mass composed by Mozart in Vienna in the autumn of 1768. Composed at the age of 12, this is Mozart's earliest surviving mass setting, and his only missa brevis to feature a viola part. It is not clear what occasion it was composed for, and it has been confused with the Waisenhausmesse, composed in the same year.
The choir will also sing Miss Brevis in D Minor, k65 and Missa Brevis in D Major k194.This missa brevis is thought to have been composed for ordinary liturigal use in the Salzburg Cathedral under the directive of Archbishop Colloredo.
The fourth and final mass in this concert will be the Missa brevis in B flat, k275. Late in 1777 Mozart returned to sacred music after a gap of nearly a year. The result was this Missa Brevis in B flat, performed, possibly for the first time, at St. Peter's, Salzburg on 21 December.
There are still some tickets left and will be available for sale at the door.