MagSoc 2016

MagSoc Chorus and Orchestra

Mozart Great Mass in C minor

Wednesday 1st December

8:00 pm

The St. Margaret’s Society of Queens’ (MagSoc) proudly presents their Michaelmas Term concert, returning to West Road Concert Hall with a programme of classics!

Opening the concert, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major takes the classical style and places it on a pedestal. Catchy tunes are aplenty, with lots of intimate interweaving of solo cello and orchestral lines. The solemn beauty of Elgar's work, dubbed his 'Enigma Variations', follows as an acknowledgement of the difficulties caused by Covid-19 over the last 24 months. Elgar dedicated each variation to one of his friends or family, and these are bound together by a common theme heard at the beginning. The "enigma", the secret inspiration behind this theme, has flummoxed musicians since its composition – can you work out where it comes from?

Mozart’s ‘Great Mass’ in C minor is on a scale comparable to his Requiem; the work is at the heart of the choral tradition. At its opening a soprano solo bursts out of the calm of the Kyrie, and the piece continues with moments of teasing quietness followed by vivacious fortes. Each movement of the work has its own charm, and is set in the complete work as jewels are in a crown. This isn’t one to be missed.

Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C major Hob.VIIb/1
Edward Elgar Enigma Variations
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mass in C minor ‘Great’

Ticket & Booking Information
£12, £10 concessions, £5 students
FREE for students, staff, and fellows of Queens’
ADC Ticketing 01223 300085

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