Music of Mozart from combined choirs in Minster

Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth Minster - Credit: Archant

Every nook and cranny of the Minster Church of St Nicholas in Great Yarmouth will be filled with the glorious music of Mozart as Yarmouth Choral Society and Lowestoft-based Pakefield Singers unite to sing some of the composer’s most thrilling pieces.

The performance, which is part of Great Yarmouth Arts Festival, will be held in the Minster on Saturday, June 7, at 7.30pm.

The all-Mozart programme includes the iconic, and much loved, Requiem as well as the less frequently performed Regina Coeli and the cheerful Spatze-Messe or “Sparrow Mass”, as it is sometimes known.

John Stephens, the highly regarded organist at the Minster will accompany and also perform the Allegro and Andante in F, again by Mozart, which is a showpiece for the instrument with wonderfully contrasting moods.

The soloists for the evening, soprano, Laura Monaghan, mezzo-soprano Emilia Jewitt, tenor James Butler and baritone Michael Collins are all embarking on promising professional careers.

The two choirs, of some 90 singers, have been working with their respective directors of music, Vetta Wise and Terry Cunnane.

Tickets cost £10 (students free of charge) and are on sale from the Minster (10am to 1pm) or St George’s Theatre box office on 01493 331484 and at the door. For more information contact the Ticket Hotline 01493 843816.