Bach’s Magnificat is bright and lively with wonderfully lyrical solos providing moments of reflection between the energetic choruses and dazzling trumpet lines.
Mozart’s stirring ‘Great’ Mass in C Minor combines beautiful and virtuosic soprano duets, rousing and dramatic choruses, and orchestral fireworks. The line-up of soloists includes rising stars of the opera world. Portuguese soprano Susana Gaspar represented her country at Cardiff Singer of the World in 2013 and is a frequent soloist at the Royal Opera House. Scottish soprano Eleanor Dennis regularly appears with Scottish Opera and was recently described by Fiona Maddocks in The Observer, as a “singer with a marvellous future. I’m not sure I can ever remember a soloist who so obviously deserves to be a star”. As well as his many opera roles, the “exciting” tenor Ed Lyon has appeared as a soloist at the BBC Proms, and was described by The Guardian as “one of Britain’s top baroque tenors”.
Tickets £10 to £25 (discounts for concessions) from St George’s box office on 0845 40 24 001 or online at www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk