Southborough – Assabet Valley Mastersingers with orchestral accompaniment will celebrate “Music Across the Ages” Saturday, March 11, at St. Mark's School in Southborough. Featured works will be Ludwig van Beethoven's Mass in C (1807) and Mass of the Children, written by John Rutter in 2003. The concert starts at 3:30 p.m.
Further demonstration of the span of ages will be found in the joining of the delightful voices of Worcester Children's Chorus (ages 8-18) with the more mature years of the Mastersingers. The Mass of the Children combines traditional Latin Mass texts with popular hymns to embrace a complete day from waking to sleeping.
AVM Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton will conduct the full ensemble, including vocal soloists soprano Andrea Matthews, mezzo Krista Rivers, tenor Arthur Rishi and baritone Donald Wilkinson; the Worcester Children's Chorus directed by Jennifer Kane; Assabet Valley Mastersingers; and orchestra.
Concert tickets may be purchased at Robinson Music Company in Westborough; Shattuck's Pharmacy in Northborough; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury; English Garden Florist in Southborough; Arts Alliance in Hudson; and both Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough. Tickets are priced at $25 for general admission and $20 for students and senior citizens. Purchase your tickets in advance and save $5 per ticket.
The auditorium at St. Mark's School, located at 25 Marlboro Rd. (Route 85) in Southborough, is accessible to the physically challenged. There will be alternative parking at Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Rd. (Route 85) with a free shuttle service. Assistive listening systems, courtesy of Crossroads Community Foundation, are available at all concerts for use by hearing impaired audience members. Large print programs will be offered to those desiring enhanced readability.
For further information, call 978-562-9838 or visit www.avmsingers.org.