Friday 28 Jul 2017, 7.45pmWorcester Cathedral, Worcester

Adrian Partington conductor

Katharine Fuge soprano

Gillian Keith soprano

Joshua Ellicott tenor

Robert Rice baritone

Three Choirs Festival Chorus choir

Mozart Mass in C minor K427

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 12, The Year 1917

While at first glance there may seem little to unite tonight’s works, written centuries apart, both are responses to unforgettable times in each composer’s life. For Mozart, the recovery of his wife from critical illness; for Shostakovich, the Bolshevik Revolution seen through the prism of the post-WWII Soviet landscape. In each work, the dramatic unleashing of fanfare and fury punctate music underpinned by a defiant hopefulness and faith in humanity. 

This concert is part of the Three Choirs Festival series