Haydn Nelson Mass and Duruflé Requiem
7.30 p.m. Saturday 20th June, St John's College Chapel, Cambridge
Tickets £15 (students £6) on the door, online from ADC Ticketing or call 01223 300085
New Cambridge Singers and East Anglia Chamber Orchestra join forces for the first time in a performance of two choral masterpieces.
The thrillingly turbulent "Mass for troubled times" (nicknamed "Nelson" because as Haydn was completing it Nelson did much to relieve those troubles by routing Napoleon's forces in the Battle of the Nile) is one of Haydn's greatest compositions, and surely the most exciting of all his Mass settings.
By way of contrast, Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem is perhaps the most serene of all requiem settings, weaving ancient plainsong melodies into a work at once contemporary and timeless.
For this performance NCS and EAChO are joined by Soloists Helen-Jane Howells, Lynette Alcántara, Stefan Kennedy and Alex Ashworth .