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SLO Master Chorale Chants Encounter

Sunday, November 19, 3 2023
Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo
1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Arvo Pärt: Te Deum
Mass in C minor, KV 427
Per questa bella mano, KV 612
W. A. Mozart

San Luis Obispo Master Chorale’s 2023/2024 season begins on November 19, 2023, with “Chants Encounter.” This performance features Estonian-born composer Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum and W. A. Mozart’s Mass in C-minor. Pärt utilizes the beauty of chant mixed with bell-like chords (tintinnabulation) to create a dramatic rendering of the fourth-century prayer.

Mozart’s Mass, a wedding gift for his wife, Constanza, is influenced by the choral works of Bach and Handel, as well as eighteenth century opera. This work has all the best of Mozart: beautiful melodies, brilliantly written counterpoint, large choral sound with intimate chamber music. “Chants Encounter” will also include Mozart’s concert aria, Per questa bella mano, for baritone and double-bass.

Concert soloists include sopranos Alba Franco-Cancél and Amy Goymerac, tenor Jon Lee Keenan, baritone Joel Balzun, and Ken Hustad, double-bass.

“Chants Encounter” is sponsored by Lyn C. Baker and Roger Pond.


The “Chants Encounter” concert will be held in Harold Miossi Hall at the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo on the Cal Poly campus. Tickets are available at www.pacslo.org or by calling the PAC box office at 805-756-4849.