Labadie conducts Mozart and Handel

Mozart composed his angelic motet less than six months before his death. In the remarkable span of nine days in 1739, Handel composed a tribute to St. Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music. Staking a role for music in the creation of the world, it asks, “What passion cannot Music raise and quell?” Nary a one, as evidenced by this sublime celestial celebration.

“[Phan is] vocally and dramatically at the level of the finest international artists.” —CHICAGO SUN-TIMES


Bernard Labadie


Cyndia Sieden


Nicholas Phan


San Francisco Symphony and Chorus



Ave verum corpus

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert Length: Approximately 2 Hours

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Inside Music, an informative talk featuring conductor Bernard Labadie interviewed by San Francisco Symphony Artistic Planning Director John Mangum, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

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