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Mozart Mass in C Minor – Wimbledon Choral

Classical Music
Mozart Mass in C Minor – Wimbledon Choral

Saturday 06th June, 2020


Phoenix Concert Hall


Following our triumphant world premiere of Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem last year which filled the Royal Festival Hall, we present a fabulous programme featuring a substantial work of another contemporary female composer, alongside one of the greatest choral compositions from the traditional choral repertoire.

The glorious Mass in C Minor is widely regarded as Mozart’s masterpiece in the field of religious composition. This monumental work, scored for two soprano soloists, a tenor and a bass, double chorus and large orchestra, remained unfinished, and became known as the ‘Great Mass’. With dramatic choral writing and exuberant solo scoring, this formidable work is studded with gems from classical operatic splendour to Baroque grandeur.

We are performing Roxanna Panufnik’s hauntingly beautiful Song of Names to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz earlier this year. Written in 2012 and inspired by Norman Lebrecht’s novel, it tells the story of a Polish violin prodigy whose family perished in the Holocaust. The names of the dead are commemorated in the piece – hence ‘Song of Names’. With its mournful melodies and affecting intensity, Roxanna Panufnik shows us the devastating consequences of the dark side of humanity.

Widely considered one of the finest choruses in London, Wimbledon Choral is delighted to be returning to Fairfield Halls for a concert that promises to both uplift and move in equal measure. “… one of the most substantial and formidable choirs in London… a vigorous and sophisticated choral ensemble…” Roderic Dunnett, Church Times


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Venue Info

Phoenix Concert Hall

Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.

The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.

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Phoenix Pianos

Phoenix Pianos - Fairfield Halls

Phoenix Pianos are a British company that pride themselves on leading the piano manufacture industry with new, high-end piano technologies.

Founder and Chairman, Richard Dain, is a man of impressive engineering pedigree and tireless vision, who in the early 2000s began to combine his passion for pianos and music with his wide-ranging engineering skills.

A series of ground-breaking innovations have led to the most technologically advanced pianos in the world.

The Phoenix mission is twofold:

  1. To once again offer inspiration to artists in new levels of acoustic performance, after a century of near complete stagnation within the piano industry.
  2. To make highly practical improvements to piano design, such as climate resistance, longevity of parts, reliability of performance, and touch response.

Phoenix instruments benefit from:

  • Carbon fibre and Kevlar soundboard designs
  • A new highly responsive action comprising 3D printed and carbon fibre parts
  • Patented bridge technology to improve the power and efficiency of acoustic transfer, giving artists access to a wider dynamic range

The installation of a fleet of Phoenix instruments in the Fairfield Halls, and their sponsoring of the Phoenix Academy, represent a very special moment for both piano design and manufacture, and for this premier venue.