Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: Jubilee Jubilations
Performed by: Mayfield Festival Choir
Promoted by: Mayfield Festival
Time: Sunday, 25 November 2012, at 7:30pm
Place: St Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield
Description: Mayfield Festival Choir under their new Director of Music Jeremy Summerly together with the London Primavera Chamber Ensemble and soloists from the Royal Academy of Music will perform “Jubilee Jubilations”, a concert to close the Diamond Jubilee year. The concert comprises Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Mozart's Sparrow Mass and Schubert’s Mass No2 in G.
When Handel wrote his Coronation Anthems for King George II in 1727 he couldn’t have envisaged that Zadok the Priest would be performed at every subsequent coronation. The four anthems were written in under a month, slow going for George Fredrick who famously composed the whole of the Messiah in three weeks. Few composers could match Handel for speed and productivity – except, that is, Mozart and Schubert. The side by side performance of Mozart’s dazzling “Sparrow Mass” (with it’s chirruping violins in the Osanna) and Schubert’s mellifluous Mass in G, affords the chance to compare the music of the extrovertly prodigious 18–year old Mozart and the quietly precocious 19-year old Schubert.
Tickets: Tickets (£20, £18, £12, £8 - half price for under 18s) are available: a/ online at; b/ from Rosina Fabrics and Wools, High St. Mayfield; or c/ by writing to The Box Office, c/o The Post Office, High Street, Mayfield TN20 6AQ enclosing cheque payable to Mayfield Festival Choir and an s.a.e.
Contact: Jane Bolger

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