The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents its 54th season finale Beethoven’s Mass in C on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert opens with Stravinsky’s Danses concertantes and concludes with Beethoven’s Mass in C.
“Beethoven’s Mass in C is a brilliant, energetic, and touching musical document from the grand tradition established by Mozart and Haydn. It teems with the drama found in the ancient texts of the Latin Mass, in a concert format exemplary of the very finest in sacred music from that glorious era. We will present the work in its entirety, featuring young stars from Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist program and an all-star chorus made up of professionals from Westmoreland County in collaboration with the musicians of the WSO,” said Artistic Director Daniel Meyer.
The symphony will be joined on stage by WSO Chamber Singers, a 60-member choir made up of talented local vocalists, directed by Marc Tourre. The featured professional opera soloists include Corrie Stallings, mezzo-soprano, and George Milosh, tenor, and two Pittsburgh Opera resident artists: Julia Swan Laird, soprano and Evan Lazdowski, bass.
“The Mass in C Major is truly an inspiring work. The Chamber Choir is very excited about performing again with the WSO. It is equally exciting to be able to sing as a group again,” said choir director Marc Tourre.