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Autumn concert: Haydn - Nelson Mass / Lauridsen - Lux Aeterna

Add to my Calendar 19-11-2016 19:30 19-11-2016 21:30 36 Autumn concert: Haydn - Nelson Mass / Lauridsen - Lux Aeterna In a major classical concert at Worcester Cathedral this autumn, Worcester Festival Choral Society performs two, passionate choral masterworks written two centuries apart. Haydn’s Mass in D Minor of 1798 – popularly known as the Nelson Mass after the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 - is one of his most well-known and beloved works. Written in uncertain times, the piece is both dark and dramatic, contemplative and joyful. Featuring glorious choral passages, powerful orchestration, a jubilant finale, and 'fireworks' from the soprano soloist, this is an unmissable chance to enjoy a true musical masterpiece. A contemporary piece of traditional beauty, Lauridsen’s 1997 Lux Aeterna - Eternal Light - is described by the American composer as “an intimate work of quiet serenity, symbolising hope, reassurance, goodness and illumination.” With Latin texts, including the requiem mass, that all relate to light, Lux Aeterna’s five, melodic movements echo Medieval and Renaissance musical themes to create an exquisite choral experience. Supporting Worcester Festival Choral Society – a Three Choirs Festival choir – are the Meridian Sinfonia and acclaimed soloists. The concert is conducted by Peter Nardone.   Worcester Cathedral, Worcester DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Worcester Cathedral
8 College Yard
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2LA
England


Programme

Morten LauridsenLux Aeterna (1997)
Joseph HaydnMass no.11 in D minor 'Nelson', Hob.XXII:11

Performers

Sarah Fox – soprano
Susanna Spicer – mezzo-soprano
Ruairi Bowen – tenor
Andrew De Silva – baritone

Worcester Festival Choral Society
Meridian Sinfonia

Programme Note

In a major classical concert at Worcester Cathedral this autumn, Worcester Festival Choral Society performs two, passionate choral masterworks written two centuries apart.

Haydn’s Mass in D Minor of 1798 – popularly known as the Nelson Mass after the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 - is one of his most well-known and beloved works. Written in uncertain times, the piece is both dark and dramatic, contemplative and joyful. Featuring glorious choral passages, powerful orchestration, a jubilant finale, and 'fireworks' from the soprano soloist, this is an unmissable chance to enjoy a true musical masterpiece.

A contemporary piece of traditional beauty, Lauridsen’s 1997 Lux Aeterna - Eternal Light - is described by the American composer as “an intimate work of quiet serenity, symbolising hope, reassurance, goodness and illumination.” With Latin texts, including the requiem mass, that all relate to light, Lux Aeterna’s five, melodic movements echo Medieval and Renaissance musical themes to create an exquisite choral experience.

Supporting Worcester Festival Choral Society – a Three Choirs Festival choir – are the Meridian Sinfonia and acclaimed soloists. The concert is conducted by Peter Nardone.  

Worcester Festival Choral Society concerts are held in Worcester Cathedral

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