Schubert's two symphonic movements have always seemed perfect in themselves, a conversation between darkness and the frail light of lyric inspiration. The best known 'unfinished' work for chorus and orchestra is Mozart's Requiem but his C minor Mass of 1782 has proved resistant to successful completion. What we have, though, is full of inspiration, above all in the sublime Et incarnatus est which was sung by Mozart's then-fiancée Constanze at the first performance. This concert marks the UK guest conducting debut of former countertenor Raphaël Pichon.
EXPLORE Mozart Mass in C minor
Saturday 10 February 2018, 10.30am – 4.30pm St Cecilia’s Hall, University of Edinburgh.
Led by Dr John Kitchen (City of Edinburgh Organist & University of Edinburgh).
Born in 1984, Raphaël Pichon started his musical life in the children’s choir of the Petits Chanteurs of Versailles, before studying singing, violin and piano at the Conservatoire de Rayonnement Régional and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.
Described by the Times as a “delectable soprano and a serene, ever-sentient presence”, Anna studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Noelle Barker. Notable concert performances have included Britten’s War Requiem at the Berlin Philharmonie, a programme of Russian operatic arias with Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco...
Whilst still a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Mhairi won the International Early Music Network Young Artists Prize with the fortepianist Olga Tverskaya, which led to her first CD recording of Haydn’s English and Scottish Songs.
Acclaimed for his "radiantly lyrical" voice, Irish tenor Robin Tritschler has garnered praise from critics and audiences for his performances. In concert, Robin has appeared with many leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Vladimir Jurowski), L’Orchestre National de Lyon (Yutaka Sado)...
From the Tölzer Knabenchor as a boy alto to singing as a soloist all over the world, German baritone Christian Immler has spent years making music of the highest quality.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus has built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most versatile choirs. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016, it is widely regarded as one of the finest orchestral choruses in the UK.
Gregory Batsleer has held the position of Chorus Director with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since 2009, winning widespread critical acclaim for his work.