Join Chorus Austin in a return to post-World War I with two settings of the Mass by titans of 20th century choral music in “Voices of Mercy.” Experience music from Chorus Austin Chamber Ensemble’s carefully matched voices February 4 and 5 as they present works by Francis Poulenc and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

NOTE: New time this season for Saturday night performances:
7:30 p.m. Don’t be late.

“These two Mass settings offer a stark contrast as to how these composers contemplate mercy, prayer and penitence,” Heller said. “France and England are separated by just 21 miles at the English Channel’s narrowest point, yet the striking divergence in style between Poulenc and Vaughan Williams is instantly recognizable.”

Also on the program are two settings of the Miserere (Psalm 51) composed by James MacMillan and Antonio Lotti four centuries apart.