Mass Via Victrix 1914-1918 by Charles Villiers Stanford is a major symphonic work, a tour de force for chorus, orchestra, organ and four soloists.
A masterful setting of the Catholic mass, it was dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Stanford intended it as a work of thanksgiving and reflection, urging a spirit of renewal and hope. It was rescued from obscurity nearly a century after its composition, only receiving its first full performance in 2018.
Mark Wilde conducts Lincoln Choral Society, the Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra and soloists from the Royal Academy of Music.