The Arcata High school Madrigal Choir will perform Schubert’s Mass in G, one of the most popular and enriching choral pieces ever to be performed. Schubert composed a musical experience that creates a story from the heart – a world that is natural and simplistic but filled with feeling. He plays with harmonies to bring out the seriousness or lightness of the moment as well as enhancing the emotional depth that underlies the melody.
Mass No. 2 in G was one of six masses written by Franz Schubert. Although Schubert was more notably known for his classical and romantic compositions, he was also an excellent singer. He received a scholarship at the age of 11 to the Imperial Court’s Chapel Choir (later to be known as the Vienna’s Boys Choir), but a year later his voice changed. Schubert continued his training in organ, piano, and violin. In 1815, at the age of 18, he composed 2 symphonies, many songs and Mass No.2 in G or better known as Schubert’s Mass in G. He wrote this piece in less than a week and the original was not printed until 1845, 17 years after his death.
This 25 minute long masterpiece is a melodic adventure not to be missed. Join the Arcata High School Madrigal Choir in this lyrical adventure on Sunday, May 19
at Fulkerson Hall on the Humboldt State campus at 5:00p.m. Other solos and duets will also be performed at this spring fundraiser for the choir’s trip to Italy in 2014.
Tickets are available for $10.00 at the door.
Refreshment will be served at the conclusion of the performance. ~ submitted