Haydn in the perfect setting of Orford Church May 13th

Posted on April 4, 2017

Saturday 13 May 2017, 7.30pm

St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford

ALDEBURGH MUSIC CLUB CHOIR

PROMETHEUS ORCHESTRA

Edmond Fivet Conductor

SOLOISTS

Zoë Bonner soprano

Melanie Sanders mezzo soprano

Edward Saklatvala tenor

Edward Grint bass baritone

JOSEPH HAYDN: Maria Theresa Mass

JOSEPH HAYDN: Salve Regina

On Saturday 13 May, Aldeburgh Music Club Choir with Prometheus Orchestra and a fine line-up of soloists perform two contrasting sacred works by Joseph Haydn in the perfect setting of Orford church. The concert also includes two Scarlatti motets and The Deer’s Cry by Arvo Pärt.

Haydn’s Salve Regina is an early work scored for modest forces, soprano soloist, choir, organ, and strings. Haydn contrasts elaborate, operatic writing for the soloist with chordal writing for the choir to create a thoroughly enjoyable piece of music.

The Maria Theresa Mass is a mature masterpiece, composed towards the end of Haydn’s life, between The Creation and The Seasons, when Haydn was at the height of his powers, inventive and witty as ever, and relishing the chance to write more elaborate sacred music combining choir, soloists and a symphony orchestra, to great effect.

Tickets £15 (students £7.50) from Snape Maltings Box Office 01728 687110

Or online www.aldeburghmusic.club

For further information, contact: Susan Kodicek – AMC Marketing Email

07885 846968