Founded in 1949, Tucson Masterworks Chorale is Southern Arizona’s premier community chorus. We strive to make the great masterworks of choral literature, from pre-Baroque to contemporary, accessible to singers and audience members from all walks of life, to grow musically, and to encourage cultural participation in our community. We are a NonProfit 501(c)(3) organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Spring Program: Mozart Missa Brevis in D minor
Tucson Masterworks Chorale
Spring 2021 Virtual Concert
Mozart’s Missa brevis in D minor (K 65)
Russell Ronnebaum’s Lux Aeterna
Online Release: Sunday, April 25
We are proud to feature Mozart’s Missa brevis in D minor for our virtual spring concert. Staying true to TMC’s love of choral/orchestral works, this piece is everything you love about Mozart in a 14-minute package! It is one of the first masses Mozart composed (at the early age of 12!) and is the only missa brevis of his in a minor key. Its brooding tone color and melodies seem to foreshadow his well-known Requiem. Please join us for exploration into this little-known masterpiece, featuring SATB soloists and string players.
Are you interested in learning more about the piece and Mozart’s music? Join our artistic director and conductor, Dr. Angelica Dunsavage, for a 90-minute special lecture offered through The Learning Curve. You will explore Mozart’s sacred works, gaining insights into his life as an eighteenth century “child star,” his relationship with his father and early employers, and how these interactions shaped his compositional style. See the “Purchase Tickets” link below for more information and registration.
As part of our concert we are also delighted to present the world premiere of Lux Aeterna, an uplifting piece by our very own Russell Ronnebaum. In addition to his marvelous collaborative pianist role with our Chorale, he is an accomplished composer with recent commissions and premieres including music for voice, choir, piano, string orchestra, dance, and live theatre.
Ticket holders will receive a unique online link prior to the concert