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Great workshop and “Coronation Mass”


Our workshop was great! It was very exciting to have time to go through all three pieces and really get a feel for how they work. They are so gorgeous that I found myself thinking "I get to sing these seven more times! Yeah! Five of them with orchestra and soloists!" And last night's rehearsal was equally good. I did get curious about when the works we're singing were written. In fact, all three works were written in the course of a year to 18 months in 1779 to 1780 while Mozart was extremely unhappily employed in Salzburg. However I can't ...

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Regina Coeli


So much has been written about Mozart by Mozart scholars or classical music scholars or music critics, that everyone can find reams of information with a few clicks. So I'm not going to even attempt a scholarly discussion here. But I can talk about what it's like to learn and sing this music, and how much the chorus is enjoying the experience. It's fantastic! I can't wait to get to rehearsal every week. Even though all three works share a lot of the same joyful musical affect with fast tempi and a very bright sound, they each feel different. The Regina ...

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Soloists for Mozart Festival concerts, Feb/Mar 2014


We have a superb quartet of Bay Area soloists for our Mozart Festival concerts... Ann Moss, soprano Praised for “beautifully pure floated high notes,” “luminous tone” and “powerful expression,” soprano Ann Moss enjoys an active career in chamber music, opera, oratorio and recital performance. A champion of contemporary vocal music, Moss takes immense pleasure in the construction of first performances. She has collaborated with acclaimed composers Jake Heggie, John Harbison, Aaron Jay Kernis, Eric Sawyer, and Wayne Peterson, as well as with emerging ...

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