The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester

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In a Nutshell

Full chorus presents sweeping pieces by Rossini, Brahms, and Mendelssohn, aided by a recently refurbished organ

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The Deal

  • $20 to see The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester (up to $44 value)
  • When: Friday, March 7, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Mechanics Hall
  • Seating: best available
  • Door time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

The Program

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mechanics Hall's recently refurbished Hook organ, the The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester dazzles with an evening of grandeur. At 7 p.m., a pre-concert talk primes listeners for the upcoming pieces with historical tidbits, musicological facts, and technical help with cyborgs' malfunctioning ear circuits.

  • Rossini—Petite messe solennelle: Part of a group of works that Rossini called "sins of my old age," the Petite messe solennelle was characterized by Emperor Napolean III as "neither little, nor solemn, nor a mass."
  • Brahms—Nänie: Written by the agnostic Brahms to mourn the death of his friend Anselm Feuerbach, Nänie's bleak choral part begins "Even beauty must die!" The lyrics come from the poem of the same name by German author Friedrich Schiller.
  • Mendelssohn—Selections from Organ Sonata No. 1: Among Europe's greatest organ improvisers, Mendelssohn never performed his sonatas in public, deeming every organ offered him too unresponsive to do justice to the elegant music. These two final movements from his first sonata display characteristic techniques of both the Romantic and Baroque movements.

Music Worcester

Music Worcester programs music and dance performances throughout most of the year, but it categorizes itself as "the oldest music festival in the United States." Indeed, the breadth and reach of its concerts are akin to those of a major classical music or dance festival, drawing in innovative groups and performers from around the world.

Many of these decidedly modern events blossom amid the elegant vaulted ceilings, intricate archways, and grand pipe organ of Mechanics Hall. The space’s finely calibrated acoustics show off the sounds of classical concerts, ballets, and popular music, and its near-perfect aural qualities have made it a favorite destination for recording and echo-making competitions.

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