Friday, August 02, 2019

Mozart Mass on the Feast of the Assumption in Sleepy Eye, MN

On the feast of the Assumption, the parish of St Mary, Help of Christians, in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, will have a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form; the Ordinary for the Mass will be Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C (K.317), sung by the Sleepy Eye Mozart Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by guest conductor Mr Kevin Allen, who has recently been appointed Director of Sacred Music at St John Cantius in Chicago. The complete Gregorian propers will be sung by a men’s schola, along with the Tota Pulchra Es of Fr José Mauricio Nunes Garcia, a Brazilian composer and contemporary of Mozart, and the famous Ave Verum Corpus of Mozart himself. The day is also the anniversary of the church’s consecration. The Mass will begin at 7.30 p.m.; the church is located at 636 1st Avenue North.

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