Mozart’s Requiem

28th Mar 2015, 7:30pm

Venue:

St Peter’s Church, Petersfield, GU32 3HS

Programme:

Missa Salve Regina a 8 - Tomas Luis de Victoria. In Splendoribus Sanctorum - James MacMillan. Requiem - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Organ: David Gostick. Conductor: Peter Gambie

Programme Notes:

Come and join us in Petersfield on Sat 28 March for a performance of Mozart's Requiem tempered by the subtlety of Missa Salve Regina by Tomas Luis de Victoria and In Splendoribus Sanctorum by James MacMillan.
A shadowy figure, dressed all in grey, is said to have knocked on Mozart’s front door in the dead of night. Through the gloom, the figure told the composer that he must compose a Requiem.
Mozart believed the figure to represent the grim reaper and, indeed, he was soon to die a mysterious death. His Requiem is one of the finest pieces of classical music ever written. Most of it was penned on his deathbed, so it’s not surprising that it’s full of anguish; of pain; but also full of hope.
We intend to capture all emotions of this work, written by a young man nearing his death and knowing it. It is a dark work in parts, bursting with fury, undoubtedly Mozart's most powerful music.