Mozart Requiem & Haydn Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass)

Thursday, November 12, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Mozart’s most beloved choral masterpiece paired with Haydn’s largest and most well-known Mass, each written within a decade of the other, will display the finest in the repertoire of the Classical period.
The Fifth Avenue doors open for this concert at 6:30pm.

Online ticketing and the box office for this performance are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 6:30pm this evening.

Online ticketing and the box office for this performance are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 6:30pm this evening.

Shrouded in mysterious circumstances, and completed by his student after the composer’s death, Mozart’s Requiem, performed in the S√ºssmayr completion, retains the master’s genius and is one of his most beloved compositions.

As with many of his Masses, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (‘mass for times of distress’), the so-called Nelson Mass’ was given both its names sometime after completion. On the original manuscript, no title appears, simply, ‘In nomine Domini’ at the beginning and ‘Laus Deo’ at the conclusion. In this case, the name ‘Nelson Mass’ was attached some seven years later. Written in the same decade as Mozart’s Requiem, this work’s moods are much more jubilant and inspiring than its Latin title indicates.

Pricing
Prime (assigned seating) – $75.00
Preferred (assigned seating) – $55.00
General Admission – $40.00

Soloists
Katharine Dain, soprano
Brenda Patterson, mezzo-soprano
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Charles Perry Sprawls, bass
Andrew Nethsingha, guest conductor