Coro Solare to perform Schubert’s ‘Mass No. 2 in G Major’April 2

The Fresno Community Chorussponsored Coro Solare will perform “Mass No. 2 in G Major” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the College Community Church Mennonite Brethren. The concert is free and open to the public.

The original composition was created in 1815 by Austrian composer Franz Shubert but the score was not printed until 1845, 17 years after Shubert’s death. The work is noted for the beauty of its simplicity that nonetheless conveys contemplative intensity.

The choir will also perform “Jubilate Deo” by 17th century composer Johan Helmich Roman, a  Stockholm-born contemporary of J. S. Bach. Soloists include Katie Knudsen and Henry Vasquez from Fresno Master Chorale and Joe Vigil, a member of Coro Solare. Instrumental accompaniment will be by professional string quintet and keyboard.

Included on the concert is the Adagio from “Piano Sonata #2” by Coro Solare member Ken Elias.

Coro Solare is an afternoon choir formed for, but not limited to, adult singers. The newest ensemble formed under the growing Fresno Community Chorus, the choir gives less experienced singers the opportunity to meet other enthusiasts and share their excitement for classical choral works.

Singers come from Visalia, Auberry, Coarsegold, Madera, Coalinga, Selma, Dinuba, Squaw Valley, Clovis, and Fresno. Fresno Community Chorus and Coro Solare express tremendous appreciation to College Community Church Mennonite Brethren for their support.

INFO: Dr. Anna Hamre, Fresno State music professor and chorus director, at ahamre@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2539, or see the Fresno Community Chorus website.

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