St. Charles Singers with Metropolis Chamber Orchestra present "Mozart VI: Regal Mozart"


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The sixth installment of a 17-part exploration of Mozart focuses on his young adulthood as the court musician for the ruler of Salzburg

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Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the string section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal to see part six of “The Mozart Journey,” performed by St. Charles Singers with the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., at which time a free pre-concert lecture will be held. Choose between the following options:

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“Mozart VI: Regal Mozart”

The sixth stop in a projected journey of 17 concerts, “Mozart VI: Regal Mozart” introduces listeners to works that the famed composer completed during his time in the court at Salzburg, Austria. The evening begins with the devotional Litanie Lauretanae, a rarely heard piece written in 1774, just after Mozart’s arrival in those schnitzel-scented halls. A chorus of rich male voices emerges from a pillowy cloud of strings in the piece’s opening Kyrie, before the women of the choir seize control with a sudden, sopranic sunburst. Next on the agenda is the Mass in C Major, also known as Coronation Mass, which earned its nickname in the early 19th century for abundantly apparent reasons: the composition sends forth ornately textured tones, is courtly in its precision and pomp, and was a favorite of Austria’s imperial seat in Vienna. The concert closes with the oboes, horns, and strings of Cassation in B-Flat Major, a bright and chipper throwback to the prodigy’s fruitful teen years, composed when the maestro was only 13 years old and just starting to get into Led Zeppelin.<p>

St. Charles Singers

“I think our world seeks greatness right now,” says musical director Jeffrey Hunt, reflecting on his choral ensemble’s ongoing exploration of Mozart’s life and works. “I looked at this particular journey as a possibility of doing something great.” With an impressive resumé, Hunt founded St. Charles Singers in 1984 and has commissioned a number of new works, produced six albums through record labels and independent means, and developed a habit of conducting his car radio. At majestic churches across Chicago and the northern suburbs, the choir’s 32 voices and one multi-instrumentalist collaborate to celebrate works ancient and contemporary.

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