Powers Music School Presents, Belmont Open Sings 2006-2007 Season, Mary Beekman, Artistic Director Come participate in performances of the great masterworks for chorus and orchestra. Experience the thrill of singing your favorite works accompanied by a professional-level orchestra, and revel in arias sung by some of Boston's finest soloists, led by Mary Beekman. Also, if this is your first time singing the work, do not fret because there will be plenty of people there to help you sing your part. Vocal scores, a choral warm-up and refreshments are provided. Order Your Tickets Today! Call (617) 484-4696, extension 15. Season Tickets (3 concerts): $15 per person Individual concert tickets: $7 per person (all ages) Concert Times: Sundays, 7:30 pm - October 15, 2006 - December 17, 2006 - February 11, 2007 October 15, 2006 Fauré, Requiem and Pavane Fauré's original version of the Requiem was performed in 1888 at the Church of the Madeleine in Paris, where he was organist. It consists of the opening movement, the Sanctus, the Pie Jesu, Agnus Dei, and In paradisum. Fauré added the other two movements, the Offertoire and the Libera me, Domine, to comprise with these original five a version of the Requiem for grander occasions. This is the version heard today in concert halls and churches. December 17, 2006 Handel, Messiah Handel wrote the initial version of the Messiah in 24 days as a benefit for the charity organizations of Dublin, where this version had its premiere on April 13, 1742; the last performance of the work under Handel's baton occurred nine days before his death on April 14, 1769. During the intervening years, Handel tinkered with the work a great deal, altering it to fit the talents and resources available for each performance. Thus it started out as a choral work accompanied by strings alone, but the version we are familiar with today uses reeds, timpani, and brass. February 11, 2007 Mozart, Mass in C minor The first performance of Mozart's Mass in c minor took place in Salzburg in 1783, during a visit Mozart made to his former home to introduce his family to his new wife, Constanze. Although he never completed the mass for reasons that are not clear to historians, it is remarkable for two reasons. For one, it is the first of his compositions to reflect the influence of his Baroque composing predecessors Bach and Handel. Secondly, Mozart composed the arias in those movements to showcase the considerable talents of his new wife, Constanze, including the technically challenging and beautifully transporting duet for two sopranos: Domine Deus. Location: Payson Park Church 365 Belmont Street, Belmont Public Transportation: Take the #73 bus line from Harvard Square and/or Waverley Square. Traditionally, return rides to Harvard Square, Boston and other areas have been provided to participants by those who have cars.
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