Bach in Baltimore presents Handel Dettingen Te Deum & Mozart Jupiter Symphony
Bach in Baltimore closes out its 35th Anniversary Season with two triumphant works. Handel composed Dettingen Te Deum in 1743 along with his anthem The King Shall Rejoice to commemorate King George II and his army’s victory at the Battle of Dettingen over the French. It is a jubilant score for chorus, trumpets and percussion. This song of victory is paired with Mozart’s monumental Symphony No. 41 in C Major or the Jupiter Symphony. Mozart’s masterpiece, coined for the Roman God Jupiter, opens with a thunderous clap of strings and horns that builds to a finale of fireworks of breathtaking sound. The Jupiter Symphony is Mozart’s longest and last symphony, and it stands not just as one of Mozart’s greatest musical achievements but as one of the most awe-inspiring compositions of Classical music. Featured musicians include Charles Humphries, alto; Christopher Longo, tenor; Phillip Collister, bass. More information and tickets are available bachinbaltimore.org or 410-941-9262.