Bernstein’s Mass

Participatory Concerts

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Since 2014, the Participative Concerts are unique moments of musical engagement between professional and amateur singers. This time, they will have the opportunity to explore MASS, composed by Leonard Bernstein in 1971, as commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy for the inauguration of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington D.C. When writing a large-scale piece to pay tribute to the former president, Bernstein chose to interpret the canonical form of mass through the meeting of music and theatre.


Participatory Choir
Gulbenkian Choir
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Orquestra Geração
Escola de Jazz Luiz Villas-Boas / Hot Clube de Portugal
Coro do Ensino Integrado da Música da Casa Pia de Lisboa, I.P.
Coro Infantil do Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa

Clark Rundell Conductor
Jubilant Sykes Baritone
Marie Mignot Staging

Leonard Bernstein