Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: Haydn: Innocence & Experience.
Performed by: Mayfield Festival Choir
Time: Sunday, 22 November 2015, at 7:30pm
Place: St Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield
Description: Mayfield Festival Choir, conducted by Jeremy Summerly and accompanied by London Primavera orchestra (leader Paul Manley) will be performing their concert Haydn: Innocence & Experience.

Haydn: Innocence & Experience Programme
Salve regina in E major Hob. XXIII b: 1
Organ Concerto in C major Hob. XVIII: 1
Nelson Mass (Missa in angustiis) Hob. XXII: 11

The concert is split between Haydn early and then later contemplative works. In 1756 at the age of 24 Haydn fell in love with a woman whose parents had decided that their daughter should become a nun. As a result the young composer wrote a musical setting of the ancient Salve Regina text for the religious ceremony that took Therese Keller from beyond Haydn's grasp and into the arms of the Church. Later in the same year Haydn composed an Organ Concerto in C major.

At the other end of his life, in 1798 after his creative powers were stimulated by writing his masterpiece The Creation Haydn composed the Missa in Angustiis ('Mass in Time of Distress'). This is frequently known as the 'Nelson Mass' due to a performance being attended by Lord Nelson two years later.

Would you like to sing with us? We would love to hear from anyone who has experience of choral music and is keen to be part of a friendly but ambitious choir. We currently have short waiting lists for sopranos and altos. Contact the membership secretary
Tickets: Ticket cost £22, £19, £10 (half price for under 18s) and available from 9 October either online at; by phone from TicketSource on 0333 666 3366 (Reference Mayfield Festival Choir, Haydn: Innocence and Experience) or from Rosina Fabrics and Wools, High Street, Mayfield. A postage fee of £1.50 will be applied to each order
Contact: Jane Bolger

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