Three Wake Forest Choirs to Perform ‘Coronation’ Music

The combined choirs of Wake Forest University will perform 18th century “coronation” music on March 28 at 3 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

The concert by Wake Forest’s Choral Union and Concert Choir and the Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble will feature Mozart’s Mass in C Major, also known as “The Coronation Mass” because it was performed in Prague in 1791 as part of the music for the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia.

Also on the program will be G.F. Handel’s “Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened,” composed for the coronation of England’s King George II in 1727, and Mozart’s Kyrie in d minor.

Guest conductor James Armstrong Jr., director of choirs at the College of William and Mary, will direct the Mozart works. Brian Gorelick, Wake Forest’s director of choral ensembles, will conduct the Handel piece.

The Wake Forest University Orchestra will perform with the choirs. Vocal soloists will include soprano Teresa Radomski and tenor Richard Heard of the Wake Forest music faculty and alto Annette Pashayan and baritone Walter Davis of the Winston-Salem community.

Admission is free. For information, call 758-5026.

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