Thursday, July 18, 2024
Steven Karidoyanes conducts the Masterworks Chorale

Steven Karidoyanes will conduct the Masterworks Chorale in the final concert of its 75th season on Friday in Sanders Theatre. (Photo: Denise Maccaferri)

For music that makes you feel like royalty, spend Friday with the Masterworks Chorale.

The chorale’s 75th anniversary season ends with “Crowning Achievements,” with Steven Karidoyanes conducting the chorus and orchestra in George Frideric Handel’s “Coronation Anthem” and Franz Josef Haydn’s “Coronation Mass,” also known as the “Nelson Mass” and “Missa In Angustiis.”

This program also includes the premiere of Boston composer Tom Vignieri’s “Longfellow’s ‘The Tides’” – a musical setting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow sonnet – commissioned by the chorale for its anniversary.

The featured concert soloists include soprano Samina Aslam, mezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal, tenor Matthew Anderson and baritone Sumner Thompson, and there’s a pre-concert talk by Laura Prichard.

The concert is at 8 p.m. Friday, with the pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m., at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., near Harvard Square. Tickets are $50, $35 and $20, with $5 student rush tickets selling 90 minutes before the performance as available. Information about the show, free parking and a dining offer for the night of the concert is here, or call (617) 858-6785.