Choir set to sing Mozart’s Requiem

Esterhazy Choir by Ash Mills
Esterhazy Choir by Ash Mills

The Esterházy Chamber Choir are delighted to be joining forces again with the Corelli Ensemble for a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in Lewes Town Hall.

The Lewes-based choir are set to sing the piece on Saturday, November 22, with their conductor Sandy Chenery.

Mozart’s magnificent Requiem Mass in D Minor (K.626) is a work surrounded by mystery and intrigue, much of it fictionalised in the 1984 Academy Award winning film Amadeus.

The programme will also include Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Dominica (K.321), a piece in which Mozart demonstrates the whole range of his musical genius with radically different styles for each movement.

In addition, the Corelli Ensemble will be playing three of Mozart’s Church Sonatas.

The choir is delighted to be joined by four distinguished Sussex-based singers – husband and wife team Mark Stone (bass) and Michelle Walton (mezzo-soprano) and Leigh Woolf (soprano) and Daniel Auchincloss (tenor).

The Esterházy Chamber Choir was founded in 1993 and is based in Lewes. Comprising around thirty four experienced singers from a wide variety of backgrounds, the choir aims to perform at the highest standard while remaining firmly rooted in the fine English tradition of amateur music making.

Tickets cost £15 in advance from the website at www.esterhazychoir.org. People can buy tickets on the door or get them from Lewes Tourist Information Centre (under 16s free).