Tucson Masterworks Chorale 

Spring 2021 Virtual Concert 

Mozart’s Missa brevis in D minor (K 65)

and premiering

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 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.


Tickets are $18 per household

Ticket holders will receive a unique online link prior to the concert


Tickets for the special lecture are $55

Your concert ticket is included in the price of the lecture

Purchase here via The Learning Curve

Tucson Masterworks Chorale is Southern Arizona’s oldest Community Chorus, bringing the Masterworks of choral literature to diverse audiences for 70 years. The Chorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and operates with an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

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We will also gratefully accept donations to help us underwrite the considerable costs associated with combining the individual singer recordings to produce and edit a virtual concert.  Please click here to donate.