Review: Romantic-era musical styles power San Antonio Symphony evening
“an angelic choral entrance with philosophical overtones…”
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger
“An organ on stage added deep pedal notes to the joy of music-making articulated by the excellent chorus as Reif led the forces of almost 200 musicians on stage through a series of opera highlights.”
A luxury import from Germany
"The Mastersingers sang with warmth and lovely balances in the peaceful first stanza; with dramatic punch and sizzle in the despairing, violent second.”
To our Families, Friends and Fans
The San Antonio Mastersingers’ 75th season anniversary has been brought to an early halt as a result of COVID-19 related restrictions. We are saddened not to be able to celebrate as expected, with our finale, our annual concert at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower on May 17th.
Nevertheless, we take great joy in reminiscing about what a remarkable season it was. Performing with the San Antonio Symphony in its 2019-2020 season was a series of great triumphs - Mahler’s Second Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ Schicksalslied and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger. December was thrilling with a full house for Messiah, and a once in a lifetime performance with Andrea Bocelli at the ATT Center. Our free concert, “Love Through the Ages” was a fun, diverse program that showed off the chorus’ versatility with classics, both historic and from Broadway.
We will be back with gusto just as soon as possible. We’ll have auditions in late August, and our first rehearsal will be right after Labor Day.
With music in our hearts, we'll see you soon!
Your San Antonio Mastersingers
Dr. John Silantien – Music Director
Marguerite McCormick -Board Chair