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Mozart's Attic Thursday May 4th 10:00 PM

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Two years after being kicked out of the Salzburg Cathedral – literally, "with a kick to the arse" – Mozart returned to his hometown to debut his new Mass in C minor.

It wasn’t a peace offering to the archbishop, but rather an introduction of his new wife to Mozart’s family and old friends. She was an accomplished singer, and Mozart gave her a starring role.

Then the Mozarts went back home to Vienna and everlasting fame. The mass has become one of the iconic works in its genre, and it's our featured work this week.
Nobody much remembers the archbishop any more.

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)