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Royal Northern Sinfonia conductor James Burton
Royal Northern Sinfonia conductor James Burton
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Royal Northern Sinfonia, 
Sheffield City Hall

The orchestra join forces with Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and the Gentlemen of Sheffield Cathedral Choir tomorrow night for a celebration of Mozart.

Conductor James Burton (pictured) is also joined for Mozart’s Great C Minor Mass by sopranos Gillian Keith and Anna Dennis, tenor Sam Furness and bass Matthew Hargreaves.

A spokesman for the City Hall said: “Mozart has been described as rather superficial and smutty, however many of his works reveal deep spiritual and emotional depths. One of these is his ‘Great’ Mass in C minor.

“Many believe that it is the only significant choral work composed between Bach’s B minor Mass and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.”

To escape the repressive environment of his native Salzburg, Mozart and his wife Constanze moved to Vienna, where he was introduced to the works of earlier masters including Bach and Handel.

The C minor Mass has been seen as Mozart’s response to these new influences.

The programme also features Mendelssohn’s Overture: The Fair Melusine and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.

Tickets: from the venue, online at http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/ or call 0114 2789789.