Season 2017/18 – Membership
This year we will be performing Mozart Great Mass in C Minor and Mozart Requiem - Peters Edition of both works
For OxfordOrpheus 2018 we shall be performing two great unfinished masterpieces by Mozart, the Mass in C minor, originally intended as a grand celebratory mass for Mozart’s wedding to Constanze Weber, and the Requiem which, given the mysterious circumstances in which it was commissioned and the composer’s mental state and rapidly declining health, he came to regard as his own memorial. After his death the work was completed by his pupil Franz Süssmayer; the Mass remains a magnificent torso seemingly complete in itself but lacking some of the liturgical movements. Both works present a great challenge for the choir and the soloists but we know this will be met by Oxford Orpheus members who have persistently requested the Mass in C minor as one of the works they would most like to perform.
Following the highly enjoyable and successful choral workshop which took place on Saturday 11 November, the concert will be held on Saturday February 17 in the Town Hall, Oxford. Please note that we will use Peters Edition for both works. Please could you also note: For the Requiem there is only one Peters edition. For the Mass in C Minor, you will need to make sure that you use the Peters edition marked UrText which is numbered Nr. 8706 and is KV427 (417a). You can obtain the music from Blackwell’s, or on-line from Choral Line using the discount code ORPHEUS.
Audience tickets will be available from January 1, 2018
How to get involved.
All singing places for the Concert on 17th February are now taken I’m afraid. But do come and hear the concert by clicking on one of the ‘Buy Tickets Now’ boxes. And do send us your email address (see bottom of this page) so that we can add you to our mailing list and make sure you know about our next events and how to come and sing with us.