Masses for Troubled Times

February 13–14, 2021

This performance has been cancelled.

Highlighting the pristine voices of Mary Bevan, Roderick Williams, Tim Mead, and James Gilchrist—and the “musical brilliance” of the Philharmonia Chorale—this program serves as a magnificent beacon of light to those who need it most.

In lieu of live performances, our programming through April 2021 has been expanded to a digital platform. Experience 2020/VIRTUAL!

“Bevan gives a terrific performance...assertive, lyrical and superbly acted.”

The Guardian

About Masses for Troubled Times

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“In labor, rest; in heat, temperance; in tears, solace.” Georg Muffat’s immense Missa in labore requies, the composer’s only surviving sacred work, beams with expressivity thanks to its extraordinary display of two vocal and three instrumental choirs. This work of grandeur was admired by the onetime owner of the autographed manuscript—Joseph Haydn. Paired with Muffat’s mass, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, composed amidst troubled Napoleonic times in Austria, nevertheless shines with splendor. Highlighting the pristine voices of Mary BevanRoderick WilliamsTim Mead, and James Gilchristand the “musical brilliance” of the Philharmonia Chorale—this program serves as a magnificent beacon of light to those who need it most.

The Music

MUFFAT Missa in labore requies
HAYDN Missa in Angustiis, “Nelson Mass”

Richard Egarr, conductor and organ
Mary Bevan and Margot Rood, soprano
Tim Mead and Daniel Moody, countertenor
James Gilchrist and James Reese, tenor
Roderick Williams and Davóne Tines, baritone
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Orchestra features members of Juilliard415
Bruce Lamott, chorale director

Pre-Concert Talk

Join us for the Pre-Concert Talk forty-five minutes prior to the concert start time. More information about the talk available here soon.
If you’re unable to join us, the Sunday Pre-Concert Talk will be livestreamed here. Tune in at 3:15PM before the Sunday performance to listen in! The video will be available for viewing after the livestream as well.

Program Notes

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Masses for Troubled Times

SAT 2/13/21
7:30 p.m.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
SUN 2/14/21
4:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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