Sat, 20 May|
Mozart Requiem and Haydn "Mass for Troubled Times" (Nelson Mass)
Durham Choral Society and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus invite you to a joint concert in Durham Cathedral featuring 18th Century Music. The ever-popular Mozart Requiem will be performed, as will Haydn's Nelson Mass, also known as 'mass for Troubled Times'.
Time & Location
20 May 2023, 19:30 – 21:30
Durham Cathedral, Durham DH1 3EH, UK
About the event
Durham Choral Society and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus invite you to a joint concert where they will perform 18th Century Music.
The ever-popular Mozart Requiem will be performed, as will Haydn's Nelson Mass, also known as 'Mass for Troubled Times'.
Singing in Durham Cathedral goes back 1000 years and this concert continues the tradition of glorious choral music in Durham Choral Society’s 60th season.
Mozart started his Requiem Mass in 1791 but it was unfinished at the time of his death in December that year. It was completed by Franz Xaver Sussmayr and first performed in February 1792. Mozart's wife, Constanze, claimed that he came to believe that he was writing the requiem for his own funeral as well as for Count von Welsegg who commissioned the work.
A Mass for Troubled times (Missa in Angustiis) is one of 14 masses written by Josef Haydn and is one of six masses written for the Esterhazy Family at the time Napoleon was causing turmoil in Europe. It became known as the Nelson Mass because on the day it was first performed, Admiral Nelson dealt Napoleon a stunning defeat in The Battle of The Nile.
Tickets available from Durham Cathedral Box Office
or from the Cathedral Visitor Desk. Tickets will also be available on the night.
Front of Nave £24, Rear of Nave £22, Font £20
South Transept (restricted view) £12
Those in full time education and on benefits £12
Carers in all areas £0
Booking fees apply.
Programmes will be on sale on the night (cash only)