The Oberlin Review

Musical Union Celebrates 175th Its Anniversary

Daniel Hautzinger, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

2012 has been a prominent year for anniversaries in music. Philip Glass was born 75 years ago, John Cage 100 years ago, Claude Debussy 150, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, crucial in the revolutionary composer’s development, celebrates the centennial of its premiere, along with Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. And then there is Oberlin’s Musical Union, stretching back farther than any of those as the second-oldest continuing choral group in America; 2012 marks its 175th year of existence. In honor of that anniversary, the Musical Union joined forces with the Oberlin Orchestra and the College Choir on Sunday to present Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, K. 427. Dean of the Conservatory David Stull...

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