MOZART : C Minor Mass
JS BACH : Jauchzet Gott
HAYDN : Te Deum
Mozart’s Mass in C minor, first performed in 1783, is incomplete. It seems that Mozart intended it for his new wife Constanze and envisioned that she would sing the soprano solo in the Et incarnatus est. It was conceived as a large-scale work and the influences of Bach and Handel are evident in the complex polyphonic choral sections, whilst the solo passages reflect Mozart’s skill as a writer of operatic melody.
Haydn’s Te Deum was written for Empress Marie Therese, first performed in 1800, and is a joyful hymn of praise to God. Lasting under ten minutes, it nevertheless makes a strong impression, with trumpets, drums, contrasting moods and delightful choral music.
Bach’s church cantata, Jauchzet Gott In Allen Landen, is a radiantly joyful work scored for soprano solo, strings, continuo and virtuoso trumpet.
Tickets: £15 (adults), £5 (children and students). Available at Creature Comforts, Vaughan Road, Harpenden or through Box Office Manager Tricia Beavis on 01582 419379; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Nicholas Church, Church Green, Harpenden AL5 2TP
Sat 23 Nov 19