Mozart's Great Mass

Fri 28 July


Katharine Fuge soprano

Gillian Keith soprano

Joshua Ellicott tenor

Robert Rice bass

Three Choirs Festival Chorus

Philharmonia Orchestra

Adrian Partington conductor


Mozart Mass in C minor, ‘Great’ 

Shostakovich Symphony No 12 in D minor ‘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.

You can listen to Mozart's Mass HERE (YouTube link)


Supported by the Freemasons of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire



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