Most of this week is devoted to rehearsing our Mozart Concert to take place this Saturday evening. We have been working on this for nearly three months and this week alone is worth a full month of rehearsals. An exciting time to now be working with a full orchestra. I sing in the bass section which count fifteen singers; the choir reaches over 80 voices.
Our repertoire covers all of Mozart”s life, opening with God is my Refuge, composed at the age of nine during a sojourn in London, closing with Ave Verum from the last year of his life. We also sing four pieces from his last composition, the famous Requiem. He was only 35 when he died but what a monumental and brilliant life he lived. It is both exciting and humbling to be singing such work.