28. AUGUST – 18. SEPTEMBER 2021

»Große Messe in c-Moll«



»Große Messe in c-Moll«

John Butt (© Jen Owens)

John Butt (© Jen Owens)

Wednesday , 01.09.21 - 8:00 pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Great mass in C Minor for

Solos, Choir and Orchestra KV 427 (Reconstruction/completion by

Clemens Kemme in 2018)

Estimated concert duration 60 minutes

With its large polyphonic choirs and its long virtuosic solo arias, the Great Mass in C minor, written in 1782, surpassed Mozart’s earlier sacred compositions in scope. Nowadays it is considered one of the greatest mass settings in the history of European music, even though it remained unfinished, like the composer’s requiem. There is still a good deal of speculation as to why this is, but Mozart later reused large parts of the music in his cantata “Davide penitente”. Rather than making arbitrary additions, the Dutch musicologist and arranger Clemens Kemme focused on material from Mozart’s own autographs to create his 2018 reconstruction of the work, which was widely praised by experts. The Scottish Dunedin Consort and their conductor John Butt are one of Europe’s most imaginative and innovative baroque ensembles. They already delighted audiences in Verden with their performance of David Black’s new edition of Mozart’s Requiem at the Musikfest Bremen in 2015, and with Clemens Kemme’s version of the Mass in C Minor, they are once again bound to set a new standard!

Dunedin Consort Vocal- and Instrumental ensemble
Nardus Williams Soprano
Mhairi Lawson
Benjamin Hulett Tenor
Robert Davies Basso
John Butt Direction

Tickets: € 50 / 40 / 30 / 20 / 12 (reduced 20 %)

supported by "Verdener Freunde des Musikfest Bremen"

Bus-Shuttle Bremen - Verden - Bremen:
Departure Domsheide: 6.30 p. m.
Beginning of the concert: 8 p. m.
Departure concert location: about 9.30 p. m.
Ankunft Domsheide: about 10.30 p. m.
Fare round trip: 14 EUR
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