"[The performance] was a life enhancing jewel in the sea of mediocrity which surrounds us!"
Christine Stanton (2014)
Honorary Patron - Sir Alan Langlands: Musical Director - Peter Holman: Chorus Master - Clive McClelland
Leeds Baroque 2017 directed by Peter Holman
Sunday March 12 2017 : 3:00pm
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
Young Mendelssohn and Mozart
School of Music Choir
Leeds Baroque Choir and Orchestra
Clive McClelland and Peter Holman
Leeds Baroque break new ground with early classical repertoire in works by Mozart and the youthful Mendelssohn
For the first half of the concert, directed by Peter Holman, Leeds Baroque venture into the nineteenth century to explore some of the remarkable choral works the young Felix Mendelssohn wrote at the height of his youthful enthusiasm for Johann Sebastian Bach.
The four chorale cantatas display his mastery of the Bach style but with occasional intriguing glimpses of a much more modern musical world. By contrast there is his charming, gentle setting of the Salve Regina, written in 1824, an extraordinary achievement for a teenager.
For the second half of the programme they are joined by the School of Music Choir and directed by Clive McClelland , for a performance of Mozart's Requiem. As a tribute to their late friend and colleague Duncan Druce, (1939 – 2015), they will be performing his splendid completion of the work. It remains faithful to Mozart's original yet tastefully expands on ideas that he left unfinished. With classical period instruments including basset horns, trumpets and trombones, this promises to be a thrilling rendition.
Tickets available in the New Year
Join Leeds University Library's 'Special Collection' for an introductory talk on
March 2 2017 - details opposite.
Leeds Baroque Choir & Orchestra is a period instrument performance group directed by Peter Holman. We specialise in music of the 17th and 18th centuries and give 3 or 4 concerts a year. Find out more...
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