Saturday, May 29, 2010
Mostly Mozart Concert June 8, 2010
On Tuesday, June 8, the Stoughton Chamber Singers under the direction of John Beutel will present a performance entitled "Mostly Mozart" at 7:00 PM in the restored Cooksville Church at the corner of Hwy 138 and Hwy 59 in Cooksville as a fundraiser for the Cooksville Community Center with a $10.00 suggested donation. A reception with light refreshments will follow at the Cooksville Community Center. Tickets are available from choir members and at the Cooksville Store. Seating is limited.
The program will include music by Mozart and people connected to him in some way. The opening selection, “Domine, ad adjuvandum me” is by Padre Martini with whom Mozart took some composition lessons as a boy on one of his trips to Italy. The next three selections are all masterpieces composed by Mozart for chorus and orchestra. “Laudate Dominum” from the Solemn Vespers; “Ave Verum Corpus”; and his second setting of the “Regina Coeli”. Soloists will be Lisa Shimon, Cindy Birch, Linda Hopper, Lance Carmichael, and Patrick Kiss.
The second half of the program will open with “Gloria” from the 12th Mass, composed by Wenzel Muller, but attributed to Mozart by the publisher because the name Mozart on the score would sell better than the name Muller on the score. It will be followed on the program by six short delightful and tuneful “Notturnos” on texts of parting or loss which were composed for wealthy friends of Mozart who were quite talented musicians. The “Notturnos” will be accompanied by 2 clarinets and horn. The final selections on the concert will be three part songs by Franz Joseph Haydn who was a contemporary friend of Mozart and something of a mentor. The Haydn piano accompanist will be Rev. Margo Martens.