Sacrifice and Splendour

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The choir and four soloists present classical works by Haydn and Mozart with soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists and piano.

Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass is an emotional work written during the Napoleon Bonaparte wars in Europe and evokes the fear and danger of wartime. It has achieved universal appeal for its concluding message of hope and peace attributed to the great naval victory led by English Admiral Horatio Nelson. 

Mozart’s Vesper Solennes de confessore is renowned for the beauty of its solo soprano aria Laudate Dominum. It was written shortly after the death of Mozart’s mother and is known to reflect his personal approach to composing sacred music.