Returning after their successful December performance of Willcock’s Magnificat, The Brandywine Singers will perform with the U.S. Premier of Dr. Ryan Kelly’s new edition of Fasch’s Mass for 16 Voices. Guests will have the chance to relish in the 16 intricately woven parts, creating a smooth, delicate sound.
The Mass was a lifelong project of Fasch, a piece that he hoped would make his mark on music. The first publication was in 1839, four decades after the composer’s death. The Brandywine Singers will be performing Dr. Ryan Kelly’s edition, completed in 2015 and published by Carus-Verlag.
The concert will also feature Poulenc’s Lenten Motets. Contrasted to Fasch Mass, Poulenc’s motets poses a much deeper hand. His dramatic 20th century Parisian compositional style demands a highly emotional offering from the singer. You will not want to miss the motets, which hold a significant place in the choral canon.
Performances will take place:
Saturday, March 12, 7:00PM at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
Sunday, March 13 at 4:00PM at Saint Francis in the Fields, Malvern