Easter Sunday orchestral mass

At the 11am service on Easter Sunday (9 April) we will be singing a Mozart mass with orchestra.

Mozart wrote his Missa Brevis in C major (K. 220) while he was only about 20 and still working for the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. It is a work full of vitality and joy. It may have been performed on Easter Sunday 1776 in Salzburg Cathedral. It has been nick-named the ‘Sparrow Mass’ – due to a chirping motive in the violins in the Sanctus and Benedictus.

The photo shows a sparrow’s eye view of Salzburg, with the cathedral in the centre.

Photo credit: Andrey Khrobostov / Alamy Stock Photo

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