Sat 27 Aug
6:30pm | Salzburg Cathedral
Listen to Mozart's Coronation Mass and parts of his Vesperae solennes de Confessore in Salzburg Cathedral, which were both premiered here.
The Coronation Mass surpasses all other Salzburg masses in its musical expressiveness. The composition of the work is connected with Mozart's new position as court organist from 1799; with the composition he probably wanted to prove his qualification for the new position. The Mass received the nickname Coronation Mass (Krönungsmesse) because of various coronation ceremonies after Mozart's death at which the Mass was performed. The concert will be rounded off with parts of the Mozart's Vesperae solennes de Confessore, who was barely twenty years old. The Mass was given the nickname Sparrow Mass (Spatzenmesse) in the 19th century because of the figures in the Sanctus and Benedictus that are reminiscent of the twittering of sparrows.
Together with Domkapellmeister János Czifra, Domkapellmeister (Musical Director) at Salzburg Cathedral, the cathedral orchestra and renowned soloists, the works will be presented this year as part of the Sing Along! Choir Festival. Under the direction of János Czifra, the masterpieces will be studied intensively in several workshops by choir singers from all over the world.
COVID prevention: Under current COVID laws, there is obligation to wear a face mask and no requirement to show a COVID certificate.