Join us for a new chapter in the MCO journey—our first performance of music for chamber orchestra and choir. Polyphonic Voices, directed by Michael Fulcher, has gained a reputation for its extraordinary choral singing and collaborations with diverse ensembles including MSO and Plexus. They join us for Schubert’s second Mass, a work inspired by the composer’s divine gift for melody. Utterly gorgeous and infused with a gentle mystery, the Mass in G is a pure ray of heaven on Earth.
Composed just a few months after the Mass, Schubert’s third symphony reveals an impossibly accomplished and confident eighteen-year-old symphonist. Written with sparkling classic lightness, a treasury of tunes and unalloyed joy, this rarely-performed work of genius is among the most uplifting of all symphonies.
BACH Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042
SCHUBERT Mass No 2 in G major D167
SCHUBERT Symphony No 3 in D major
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Cristina Russo Soprano
Timothy Reynolds Tenor
Oliver Mann Bass
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Concert Notes: Schubert Mass
Read the program notes for Schubert Mass and understand more of the background to the music in this extraordinary performance.