Choral Society of the Hamptons Embraces Mozart

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Chelsea Shephard. Courtesy photo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is best known for his symphonies, concertos and operas, especially those written in Vienna.

But the music he composed in Salzburg — although bound by the restrictions set by his employer, the Archbishop of Salzburg — highlights his innovative choral music, satisfying the conservative demands of his boss and his own creative ambitions.

That is worth celebrating, according to the Choral Society of the Hamptons, which will perform the concert “Mozart in Salzburg” on Saturday, June 29, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, located at 2429 Montauk Highway.

Led by conductor and music director Mark Mangini, “Mozart in Salzburg” showcases three of his early works — “Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339,” “Regina Coeli, K. 276,” and “Veni Sancte Spiritus, K. 47” — joined by the South Fork Chamber Orchestra for “Divertimento for Strings, K. 138.” Soprano soloist Chelsea Shephard will accompany two concert arias with her bright, warm voice — “Voi avete un cor fedele, K. 217” and “Alma grande e nobil cor, K. 578.”

Advance tickets are $30 and $10 for children, or $35 and $15 at the door, respectively. For more information, call (631) 204-9402 or visit choralsocietyofthehamptons.org.

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