Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.

Come and Sing Haydn’s Nelson Mass

Part of the 2015-16 Far Beyond the Stars Season

Add to my Calendar 30-01-2016 13:00 30-01-2016 15:00 36 Come and Sing Haydn’s Nelson Mass Calling all singers! Join Chester’s finest chamber choir, the Chester Bach Singers, to rehearse and perform Haydn’s Nelson Mass, described by Haydn’s chief biographer, H. C. Robbins Landon, as “arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”.   THE WORK – HAYDN’S NELSON MASS We don’t know for sure how Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, which can be translated “Mass in times of trouble and fear”, came to be known as Nelson Mass but, in 1798, when Haydn wrote it, Europe was embroiled in the Napoleonic wars and times were certainly troubled. The news that Napoleon had been defeated in the Battle of the Nile by British Forces led by Admiral Horatio Nelson came just at the time of the first performance of this work and, in the mood of the time, it became known popularly as the Nelson Mass. In 1800 Nelson and Lady Hamilton visited the Esterházy palace and may even have heard the work performed. Workshop fee £15.00 (full-time students £10). This includes coffee/tea on arrival and tea/coffee and a selection of homemade cake in the interval before the performance. For more information and to book visit: http://bit.ly/CBSNelsonMass All Saints Church, Chester DD/MM/YYYY

Details

All Saints Church
Hoole Road
Hoole

Chester
Cheshire
CH2 3HZ
England


Programme

Joseph HaydnMass no.11 in D minor 'Nelson', Hob.XXII:11

Performers

Martin Bussey – conductor
Graham Eccles – organ

Chester Bach Singers

Other concerts in this Series (+)

Programme Note

Calling all singers! Join Chester’s finest chamber choir, the Chester Bach Singers, to rehearse and perform Haydn’s Nelson Mass, described by Haydn’s chief biographer, H. C. Robbins Landon, as “arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”.

 

THE WORK – HAYDN’S NELSON MASS

We don’t know for sure how Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, which can be translated “Mass in times of trouble and fear”, came to be known as Nelson Mass but, in 1798, when Haydn wrote it, Europe was embroiled in the Napoleonic wars and times were certainly troubled. The news that Napoleon had been defeated in the Battle of the Nile by British Forces led by Admiral Horatio Nelson came just at the time of the first performance of this work and, in the mood of the time, it became known popularly as the Nelson Mass. In 1800 Nelson and Lady Hamilton visited the Esterházy palace and may even have heard the work performed.

Workshop fee £15.00 (full-time students £10). This includes coffee/tea on arrival and tea/coffee and a selection of homemade cake in the interval before the performance.

For more information and to book visit: http://bit.ly/CBSNelsonMass

Get a route map

Your Map

If you have any questions, please contact us using the form below, or send an e-mail to info@classicalevents.co.uk.

All form fields are required.

Please check your details and try again.

Thank you for contacting us. We will contact you regarding your enquiry as soon as possible.