Cancelled due to coronavirus precautions - refunds will be issued
Newbury Choral Society Spring Concert
Newbury Choral Society and the London Ulysses Orchestra present two choral works by Joseph Haydn and a symphony by Haydn’s friend and protégé, Mozart.
Haydn returned to Vienna from London in 1795 in triumph as a composer of symphonies and string quartets. He then turned to the composition of vocal and choral works, including the Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese. Haydn was a welcome visitor at the imperial palace in Vienna, where he would often accompany the Empress who had a great love of singing.
Haydn’s late masses were composed for the Esterházy family, to celebrate the name day of Princess Maria Josepha Hermengilde. Heiligmesse was first performed in 1796.
Mozart and his wife stayed in Linz on their way back from Vienna to Salzburg in 1783. Shortly before they arrived, Mozart discovered that a local dignitary had arranged a concert in which he was to present a new symphony. The Symphony No.36 in C Major was written and fully orchestrated in just four days.
Concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (£5 under 16s) available from online or on the door until sold out.
St Nicolas Church, West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG
Sat 21 Mar 2020