• Mozart's Great Mass in C minor

  • Thu, 10/10/2019 at 7:30 pm
  • Countryside Community Church
    13130 Faith Plaza
    13130 Omaha
Mozart's Great Mass in C minor - Countryside Community Church - Omaha

Barron Breland, conductorKarina Brazas Lawler, sopranoSamantha Gossard, mezzo-sopranoJacob Wilson, tenorJesse Wohlman, baritoneRésonanceCreighton University Chamber ChoirCreighton University ChorusRésonance ConsortThe Great Mass in C minor is considered one of the greatest works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He composed it in 1782/3 after his marriage when he moved to Vienna from Salzburg. The work embodies pomp and solemnity and also anticipates the symphonic masses of Joseph Haydn in its solo-choral sharing. The mass shows the influence of Bach and Handel, whose music Mozart was studying at this time. ​In 2015, Pope Francis told reporters the "Et incarnatus est" from the large-scale work "is matchless; it lifts you to God!"