Mozart Mass in C Minor

Directed by Ivars Taurins and Elisa Citterio, violin

Mozart Mass in C Minor

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Thu May 4, Fri May 5, Sat May 6 at 8pm, Sun May 7 at 3:30pm Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning Map BUY TICKETS

Directed by Ivars Taurins and Elisa Citterio

“Mozart at his most inspired” – The New York Times


Chamber Choir Director Ivars Taurins; Music Director Designate Elisa Citterio; Sopranos Julia Doyle and Joanne Lunn

Mozart’s transcendent Mass in C Minor, considered to be one of his greatest choral works, closes our 2016/17 season. A celebration of the composer’s marriage that was left unfinished for reasons we may never know, this piece contains an extraordinary range of style and depth of expression. Acclaimed British sopranos Julia Doyle and Joanne Lunn are featured alongside the orchestra and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir in this fitting third and final concert celebrating the choir’s 35th anniversary.

The program opens with Tafelmusik’s debut performance of Haydn’s spirited Symphony no. 98, composed in London and thought by many to be a tribute to his compatriot and friend, Mozart. The “brilliant and refined” (Critica Classica) violinist Elisa Citterio returns for the second time this season to lead this piece.

Pre-Concert Chats
All ticket holders are invited to attend our free Pre-Concert Chats at Koerner Hall. Join us one hour before each performance to listen to Robert Harris discuss various aspects of the concert. Mr. Harris is a long-time music journalist, writer, teacher and broadcaster.
Join us after each performance for a free informal discussion with our musicians and guest artists.


  • Haydn Symphony no. 98 in B-flat Major (London, 1792)**
    Directed by Elisa Citterio, violin


  • Mozart Mass in C Minor (Vienna/Salzburg, 1782–83)
    Directed by Ivars Taurins

*Recorded by Tafelmusik
**First time on the Tafelmusik stage

Concert run time: Our best estimate at this time is approximately 2 hours including intermission. Final run time will be confirmed the week of the concert.