Performance Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 8 PM

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Mozart's "Great" Mass with Heras-Casado

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The spirit of Bach—particularly his Mass in B Minor—informs the grand choral writing of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. The influence of the florid Italian operatic style is also evident in solo passages, gloriously so in the “Laudamus te,” a coloratura mezzo-soprano showpiece, and in the tender soprano aria “Et incarnatus est.” Beethoven took his own path, but his Symphony No. 1 honors Haydn’s symphonic model with more adventurous harmonies—especially in its opening—and a more robust role for winds and brass.


  • Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor Laureate
  • Camilla Tilling, Soprano
  • Susanna Phillips, Soprano
  • Thomas Cooley, Tenor
  • Michael Sumuel, Bass-Baritone
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir
    Joe Miller, Conductor


  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
  • MOZART Mass in C Minor, K. 427, "Great"


Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Walter Frisch, Professor of Music, Columbia University.
This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith Arron and Robert Shaw.
This performance is part of Orchestra of St Luke's.