16-05-2020

MOZART – Grande Messe en ut mineur et Messe du Couronnement

Mozart remains probably the most played classical composer in the world, and this 228 years after his death, is commonplace. Comfortable in all musical genres of the 18th century, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has left behind an impressive number of works that continue to attract audiences. By agreement between Pierre Vincent, and the Montreux Cultural Season Foundation, co-organizers of the evening, came the idea of ??bringing together in one concert the Great Mass in C minor (KV 427) and the Coronation Mass (KV 317).

Two works that are both demanding and popular

The Great Mass in C minor is among the most overwhelming and luminous that is, renowned in particular for its vocal requirement. As for the Coronation Mass, it is linked to a dark moment in Mozart's life - his mother's personal mourning, romantic breakup, humiliating return to Salzburg -, what could have been a sad work nevertheless turns into an escape from through trials.

A quality distribution uniting amateurs and professionals

For the occasion, the idea of ??a collaboration between Vaud and Geneva was essential. Thus, on stage, two of the most active and appreciated choirs from our respective regions will be present. On the one hand, the Oratorio de Montreux Choir, founded in 2000 by its current director Yves Bugnon. On the other hand, the Orphée vocal Ensemble, created in 1984. With them, as soloists, seasoned professionals, namely the two sopranos and twin sisters, Karine and Armine Mkrtchyan, the mezzo-soprano Mi-Young Kim, the tenor Gilles Bersier and bass baritone Sacha Michon. To accompany them, the Concertus Orchestra, composed of professional musicians from French-speaking Switzerland, all under the direction of Conductor Matthieu Schweyer.

As a reminder, the Season had already welcomed some of these artists and the same conductor last May for an IXth Symphony by Beethoven which had met with great success.

All information on www.lasaison.ch/infos-pratiques.