The Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will open its 24th season with one of the epic musical works in human history-Mozart’s dramatic and beloved “Grand Mass in C Minor, K. 427.” The 70-voice Kingwood Chorale, joined by a professional orchestra and stellar soloists, will present this work in Kingwood for the first time in a dozen years. This performance will take place Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingwood United Methodist Church. “It is a unique work of Mozart’s output in that he was not commissioned to write it, rather he wrote is as a work of personal devotion. Some of his most glorious music flows forth in the Grand Mass,” said Dr. Todd Miller, artistic director and conductor. “It is a not-to-be missed concert for music lovers of all ages.” The concert lasts 80 minutes with no intermission and will also include the first movement of Mozart’s Symphony #40 and also his final choral motet, “Ave Verum Corpus.” A star-studded quartet of soloists will also participate, including soprano Laurie Lester (Houston Grand Opera), German-born mezzo-soprano Sonja Bruszauskas, tenor John Weinel, and baritone Michael Vaughn. For more information on the concert, visit kingwoodmusicalarts.org. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. Groups of more than 10 can receive additional discounts. Season tickets are also available for purchase. The Kingwood United Methodist Church is located at 1799 Kingwood Drive.

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