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Young Mendelssohn and Mozart

School of Music Project Choir with Leeds Baroque Choir and Orchestra

Directed by Clive McClelland and Peter Holman

Leeds Baroque ventures into the nineteenth century to explore some of the remarkable choral works Mendelssohn wrote at the height of his youthful enthusiasm for J.S. Bach. We perform three chorale cantatas displaying his mastery of the Bach style but with occasional intriguing glimpses of a more modern musical world. One has been newly edited from the autograph score in the Brotherton Library. By contrast there are two settings of the Latin hymns Salve Regina and the Ave Maria.

After the interval, the School of Music Project Choir will join the orchestra for a performance of Mozart’s Requiem, in the completion by our late colleague Duncan Druce. It remains faithful to Mozart’s original yet tastefully expands on ideas that he left unfinished. The ‘Amen’ setting at the end of the ‘Lacrymosa’ is a particularly striking example of a large-scale eighteenth-century ‘academic’ fugue realisation. With period instruments including basset horns and trombones, this promises to be a thrilling rendition.

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

Tickets: £18
Free – students and under 16s

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