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Festival Chorale Oregon presents Schubert’s Mass No. 6

April 10 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

$10 – $35
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Festival Chorale Oregon makes their joyous return to singing after a two-year hiatus, performing Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E flat major. Franz Schubert was a genius, of course, known for his exquisite melodies and rich harmonies. Scholar Brian Newbould has called Schubert’s Mass No. 6 “the triumph and swansong of [Schubert’s] career.” Written late in Schubert’s short life, the work was not performed until after his death at age 31. His life and work came at the end of the Classic era (think Mozart and Haydn), and helped to usher in the Romantic period, along with his idol, Beethoven.

Festival Chorale Oregon will perform this “concert mass,” which was never intended to be used in a church setting. The work uses seemingly limitless melodic and harmonic invention as if Schubert intended to put his own tortuous thoughts into the score. It embodies pure emotion captured in music and is a glorious tribute to his genius.

Founding artistic director Solveig Holmquist conducts the 80-voice choir and symphonic orchestra Guest soloists are Amber Traver, soprano; Hannah Penn, contralto; Les Green, tenor;
Nicolai Strommer, bass/baritone; with Bryan Gonzales, tenor.

COVID safety measures include face masks for all singers and orchestra members, bell covers on instruments, and all performers have shown proof of vaccination. Audience members will follow the current state mandates at the time of the concert.


April 10
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$10 – $35


Elsinore Theatre
170 High St. SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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