Saturday 9th February 2019
Published in Venice in 1610, Monteverdi's iconic masterpiece was the most ambitious religious work before Bach.
Saturday 15 June 2019
Schubert: Mass in E flat, with music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Joseph & Michael Haydn, and a new commission by Grayston Ives
Schubert's substantial last Mass, D950, written in his final but highly productive year, is regarded as a masterpiece. Interesting in its liturgical grandeur and romanticism, Schubert may have been thinking of his own requiem as he wrote it, or perhaps had his eye on a future career appointment, but sadly he never heard it performed.
This concert will feature the first performance of a new piece written for Summertown Choral Society by Grayston (Bill) Ives. SCS premiered Ives's Songs of Ariel to great acclaim in May 2009, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with him again.