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Invitation to Lea Singers Singing Day - Haydn Nelson Mass - Saturday 16 February and St George's School Assembly Hall, Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4TD. Harpenden is only 30 minutes on the train from London with a short walk to St George's School. Please come and spend the day singing with The Lea Singers, conductor Benjamin Goodson, pianist James Sherlock and soprano solist Ali Langer, exploring and performing Haydn’s Nelson Mass.
Come and sing Haydn's Nelson Mass with the Lea Singers in Harpenden, Herts Saturday 16th February
Haydn’s Nelson Mass is sub-titled Missa in Angustiis – mass for troubled times. It was written in 1798, when Haydn’s native Austria was at war with Napoleon’s France. The menacing Kyrie at the start of the mass reflects the mood of the time in war-torn Vienna. The Mass also contains moments of celebration, which may have struck just as resonant a chord. Days before its first performance, news reached Vienna of Admiral Nelson’s great naval victory over the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile. When Nelson visited Haydn’s patron two years later, the Mass was performed especially for him and thereby acquired its more familiar nickname.
10am – Registration and coffee
10.30 – 12.30 – Workshop 1
12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch. Please bring a packed lunch.
13.30 – 16.00 – Workshop 2
16.00 – 16.30 – Afternoon tea
16.30 – 17.00 – Performance
Tickets are £15 (adults) and £10 (students) and include music and afternoon tea.
Please contact Richard Darley for more information and a booking form at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to 5, Digswell House Mews, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7AT. Booking Form attached too.
More information and on line booking at the Lea Singers web site http://www.leasingers.co.uk/ and the link at http://www.wegottickets.com/leasingers