Mozart Requiem and Ave Verum
Schubert Magnificat D486 and Sanctus from his German Mass
Haydn Insanae et vanae curae
Soloists from the Royal Academy of Music
Saturday 24th March 2018, 7.30pm
All Saints’ Church, The Drive, Hove BN3 3QE
Mystery and intrigue surrounds this final work of Mozart. Struggling with poverty and visited by an anonymous messenger commissioning him to write a Requiem Mass for the Dead, conjecture alone can suppose the tormented mind of the composer destined to die before the work’s completion. With its terrifying Dies Irae, brilliantly constructed Kyrie double fugue and agonisingly beautiful throbbing Lacrimosa, it remains one of the most moving works of the choral repertoire.
The programme also features Haydn’s fiery Insanae et Vanae Curae, the 13 year old Schubert’s Magnificat and Sanctus from his German Mass, as well as Mozart’s gently profound Ave Verum.
Tickets will be available online until 2pm on the day of the performance or on the door from 7pm.