CBS Choir and Orchestra present Mozart's Requiem, with Exsultate
Jubilate, and Regina Coeli. August 25, 3 pm.
The famous Requiem was popularized mainly by the film Amadeus,
which painted the composer creating music for his own death at the
instigation of his rival Salieri. Much of that remarkable story is
historically accurate, and its last pages were dictated on Mozart's
deathbed in 1791. Nevertheless the work contains some of his most
heartfelt and expressive writing.
The CBS Choir presents a Solemn Mass at 10:30 am every Sunday in
St Mary's Pro-Cathedral exploring a wide repertoire through
orchestral, contemporary, polyphonic and plainsong Mass settings.
Regular concerts and recording opportunities, which feature the
associated Cathedral Orchestra, include an annual St John Passion
and Messiah. During many overseas tours, the CBS Choir and
Orchestra have performed in most major cathedrals and churches
throughout the world. Their Musical Director for 44 years has been
Don Whelan MNZM.