Handel and Haydn in concert

PUBLISHED: 06:10 30 April 2015

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

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St Albans Choral Society is putting on their main 70th anniversary concert in the Abbey next Saturday, May 9.

They will be performing all four of Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Haydn’s Nelson Mass.

Handel was commissioned to write the anthems, which include Zadok the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice, for the coronation of George II and Queen Caroline in Westminster Abbey in 1727.

The concert, starting at 7.30pm, opens with fellow Baroque composer William Boyce’s Fifth Symphony, written in 1739.

The programme culminates in the Nelson Mass, which was written in 1798 and is one of Haydn’s six late masses, universally regarded as masterworks.

The soloists will be Pippa Goss, soprano, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, mezzo-soprano, Christopher Bowen, tenor, and Alexander Ashworth, baritone, with Orchestra Nova, under the baton of George Vass, the society’s music director.

Tickets at £26, £20, £15 and £10, with concessions, are available from SACS Ticket Line on 07884 231958, the Gift Shop, St Albans Abbey, on 01727 890290, or online at www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/music


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