Dun Laoghaire Choral Society is proud to present our inaugural concert in our series of Complete Mozart Masses, an ambitious musical project never before produced by an amateur Irish choir.
This concert will feature the Missa Solemnis, the "Waisenhaus" Mass in C minor, KV139, composed in 1768, when Mozart was a mere boy of 14, the Missa Brevis KV 66 the "Dominicus" Mass, composed a year later in 1769. The third mass in this concert is the Missa in honorem Sanctissimae Trinitatis in C major, K167 was composed by Mozart in June 1773. A solemn mass, its name and date indicate that it was likely to have been composed for Trinity Sunday, for use in Salzburg's Trinity Church.
Conducted by David Brophy, the choir will be accompanied by the newly-formed Fishamble Sinfonia orchestra and some of Ireland's finest young soloists, auditioned from third level colleges of music: Lorna Breen, soprano, Chris Murphy, alto, Richard Bridge, tenor and David Howes, bass.
Ticket prices start at €15 for students and €20 for everyone else. There are still some left and will be available at the door.
Tickets already bought online should be collected at the door tonight. Simply give your name.
The statue in the poster is The Cloak of Conscience, sculpted by Bohemian-born artist Anna Chromy. One of several 'Cloak' sculpture and artistic representations by Chromy, it was originally created in memory of Mozart's Don Giovanni. In 1998 the Archbishop of Salzburg saw the Cloak as part of Anna's Don Giovanni exhibition in this city and decided to install it in front of the Cathedral. In the year 2000, at the commemorative mass for the victims of the cable car disaster in the Salzburg Mountains, the bishop made the Cloak the centre piece for his sermon, and against the back-‐ground of Mozart's Mass in C Major the Cloak appeared for five minutes on Austrian National Television and Eurovision. Only a few steps from the Cathedral at the historical St. Peters Cemetery a cross in wrought iron dating from Mozart's time, next to the grave of Mozart's beloved sister Nannerl, marks the place where Anna Chromy will eventually find her final resting place.
Signifying everything invisible, the empty cloak is a reflection of human character and its ability to infiltrate our world with change, both good and bad.