APSU Chamber Singers and orchestra to present Mozart’s “Missa Solemnis”
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, the Austin Peay State University Symphony Orchestra and the University’s Chamber Singers will present Mozart’s “Missa Solemnis in C” in the Mabry Concert Hall. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will also feature the winners – Hayden Giesseman and Berta Teodora – of the APSU Department of Music’s 2018-19 Concerto Competition.
Giesseman, APSU music graduate student, will perform a Mozart Concerto for Clarinet, and Teodora, APSU music major, will present The Gordelli Concerto for Flute. The concert will also feature Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien.”
The evening’s centerpiece performance, “Missa Solemnis in C,” was written by Mozart in 1780, representing the last mass the famed composer ever completed.
“I am thrilled that our student singers are collaborating with the orchestra to perform Mozart’s ‘Missa Solemnis’ for the greater Clarksville Community,” Dr. Korre Foster, associate professor of music, said. “Chamber Singers has spent much time in preparing music for alumni events, tour and our annual Holiday Dinner. It is great for them to experience choral-orchestral music of the classical style. I am also happy that our schedule allowed us to bring in Dr. George Mabry (APSU emeritus professor) for the final choral rehearsals.”
The event is sponsored by the APSU Department of Music and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. Information is available at www.apsu.edu/ceca/.