The Royal Free Singers are delighted to be performing what is considered to be one of Mozart's greatest works.
Scored for two soprano soloists, a tenor and a bass, the work was composed during 1782-83 and the first performance took place in Salzburg on 26th October, 1783. In a letter to his father, Mozart mentioned a vow he had made to write a mass when he would bring his then fiancée Constanze as his wife to Salzburg to meet his family for the first time after his father’s earlier opposition. Constanze then sang “Et in carnartus est” at its premiere.
The work was left incomplete and there is still a good deal of speculation about why it was left unfinished but editorial reconstructions ensure we can enjoy the full magnificence of this exciting work.
Jessica Lawley – Soprano
Madeline Boreham – Soprano
Dafydd Jones – Tenor
Michael Temporal-Darell – Bass
Conductor: Benedict Gunner