Mozart Festival Weekend, Aug. 24-26, 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois
Acclaimed Soprano Michelle Areyzaga will be the featured soloist
The St. Charles Singers, conducted by Jeffrey Hunt, will open our 35th concert season on August 24 – 26, 2018 with a three-day Mozart Festival Weekend in performance with the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra and guest soprano Michelle Areyzaga.
Each day will feature a different concert of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including two new instalments of the choir’s Mozart Journey, its multiyear excursion through Mozart’s complete sacred choral music. All three concerts will take place at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles.
The Mozart Journey XIII concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24, will include Mozart’s Missa in C major, K. 262; “Grabmusik,” K. 42, and “Tantum ergo” in B-flat major, K. 142.
The Metropolis Chamber Orchestra will take center stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, for an all-instrumental concert of Mozart’s orchestral music. Program will include the Overture to the opera “Lo sposo deluso,” K. 430; Serenade in D major (“Post Horn”), K. 320; and Symphony in C major, No. 41 (“Jupiter”), K. 551.
The Mozart Festival Weekend’s finale will be Mozart Journey XIV at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 26. The program will include Mozart’s Missa in C minor, K. 427; Kyrie in D minor, K. 341; and arias for soprano and tenor soloists from Mozart’s “Davidde penitente,” K. 469.
In addition to the three main festival concerts, the St. Charles Singers is planning other Mozart-related events that weekend, to be announced later. Some events will be free-of-charge to the public.
Tickets and Information A full festival ticket may be purchased at $75 per person for those who would like to attend all three concerts. Single tickets to each of the three main Mozart Festival Weekend concerts are $35 adult general admission, $30 for seniors 65 and older, and $10 for students.