Choral Workshop

International Oratorio Choir

W. A. Mozart - Coronation Mass


Who is the International Oratorio Choir?

The International Oratorio Choir (artistic director MD Peter Laskowski) is an international project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorio works you know in an international lineup.

Which piece will be worked on?

The Coronation Mass in C major (KV 317) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was most probably composed for the Easter service of 1779 at the Salzburg Cathedral. Immediately after his death this church composition, which was probably Mozart’s most popular, became the preferred mass setting for services at imperial and royal coronations as well as at thanksgiving services. The festive symphonic elements and the clear separation of solo and choir voices are typical of this mass. Through its musical expressiveness it surpasses all other Salzburg masses.

Who can take part in the project?

  • groups of at least 10 persons

What are the terms and conditions for singers?

  • own choral scores (published by Breitkopf & Härtel) of Coronation Mass (W. A. Mozart)
    You can order it here
  • some rough knowledge of the piece (e.g. having worked through it yourself or indeed having performed it on a previous occasion)
  • commitment to attend all the rehearsals throughout the project phase

Where will the rehearsals be held?

On Lake Garda in Italy the International Oratorio Choir will be using the rehearsal rooms.
The lake presents a wonderful spectacle of natural luminescence and colours for an unforgettable musical event.

Where and when the concert will take place?

The concert will be held in Riva del Garda (Italy) on 17 October 2020.


What is the schedule of the project?

15 October: afternoon arrival
  20:30-22:30 hrs separate rehearsals for sopranos and altos
    separate rehearsals for tenors and basses
16 October: 9:00-12:00 hrs full choir rehearsal with piano accompaniment
  20:00-22:30 hrs full choir rehearsal with orchestra and soloists
17 October: 09:00-12:00 hrs final rehearsal
  15:00 hrs concert
18 October: morning departure

There will be plenty of time between rehearsals for leisure activities and for talking with other project participants.

What is included in the price?

  • participation in four rehearsals
  • participation in the concert with orchestra and soloists
  • half-board accommodation (breakfast and dinner) at the hotel of your chosen category
  • discount price of 50% for the group leader / our contact person at least 20 persons

What does the participation cost and how do you register?

To start with, simply complete the application form. Then we will send you further details about a binding booking.

What is the deadline for a binding booking?

We need to receive your booking by 15 June 2020. However, we recommend booking as early as possible, as the number of participants is limited.




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