May 31: Klatzow Mass, 2016

Jon CurtisSeason of the Day, SOTD - May

We have completed our introductions to the four Allan Petker Chorale Tours, and you know what that means?  No more “Hear My Prayer”!  We get to move on to other music …

Quiz of the Seasons
2016 was tied for the largest membership in a Consort Season.  How many people were active in 2016?  What year is it tied with? And what year was our smallest season?
(Answers below)

Today’s piece has been known to strike fear into some of our singers.  It is a challenging and unusual Mass written by a South African composer, Peter Klatzow.  Challenging because it sometimes uses multiple key and time signatures at the same time.  Unusual because it includes Marimba.  And, to the best of our knowledge, this performance was the premiere for the Mass in North America.

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Answers: Consort membership has ranged from 23 members in our second year (1995) to 54 members in 2016 and 2019.