Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at St Albans Abbey

Musical Director, David Temple (right) with John Suchet of Capital FM at ther last concert in St Alb

Musical Director, David Temple (right) with John Suchet of Capital FM at ther last concert in St Albans, Beethoven Missa Solemnis - Credit: Archant

A WORK by Mozart which is more ambitious and elaborate even than his Requiem is being performed by the Hertfordshire Chorus in St Albans Abbey next Saturday, February 9.

The choir will be performing the Mass in C Minor – the Great Mass – which, while it was never completed, is considered by many scholars to be one of the greatest mass settings of all time.

Mendelssohn’s rousing choral spectacle Die Erste Walpurgisnacht will also be performed in the concert which starts at 7.30pm.

It was hailed by Berlioz as a masterpiece of romanticism. and tells the story of witches and elves dancing in the Harz mountains on the eve of May Day.

The soloists will be Sophie Bevan, soprano, Emilie Renard, mezzo soprano, Andrew Staples, tenor, and Derek Welton, bass, The choir, conducted by David Temple, will be joined by the London Orchestra da Camera.

Tickets from £5 to £25 are available through the website www.hertfordshirechorus.org.uk or from the Ticketline on 0870 458 0445.