Ethel Smyth & W.A. Mozart
British composer Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D for choir, orchestra, and soloists is a monumental achievement. Written in the mid-19th century, it was dismissed by critics who deemed female composers unequal to their male counterparts. Seattle Pro Musica hails this stunning and seldom-heard piece as more than equal.
We pair this groundbreaking work with Mozart’s beloved “Great” Mass in C minor for one performance only in the magnificent acoustic of St. James Cathedral.
Tickets will be available in early August.
Saturday, May 16, 2020 ‐ 8:00 pm (see seat map)
St. James Cathedral – 9th & Marion, Seattle
Listen to excerpts:
Mass in D (Gloria) - Ethel Smyth
Born in 1858, Ethel Smyth was both a composer and a defiant member of the British women's suffrage movement. Her "Mass in D" is a monumental work, which George Bernard Shaw called "magnificent!"
"Great" Mass in C minor (Kyrie) - Mozart
One of Mozart's masterpieces, the Mass in C minor was left unfinished (as was the famous Requiem). Listeners may recognize the Kyrie movement from the 1984 film Amadeus.