|Le Cercle de l'Harmonie performed Mozart's Vesperae solennes
de confessore and Mass in C minor at The Barbican
Jeremie Rhorer was conductor for the Le Cercle de l'Harmonie orchestra while Joel Suhubiette conducted the Les Elements chamber choir. Soloists for the evening were Sally Matthews - soprano, Ann Hallenberg - mezzo-soprano, Rainer Trost - tenor and Nahuel Di Pierro - bass-baritone.
With a programme of Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore and Mass in C minor this was always going to be a glorious night. The opening piece was composed in 1780 and was Mozart's last church music for Salzburg. In 1781 he switched to Vienna and due to a promise to his father that he would visit Salzberg and perform a Mass of thanksgiving he composed Mass in C minor in 1782.
I had a wonderful evening at the Barbican Centre including a wonderful meal. Barbican Hall is an amazing venue to experience classical music with it's brilliant acoustics. Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.