Haydn - 'Missa Sancti Nicolai'

Wed, 3 Apr 2019
The sparkling music of Haydn in the "Missa Sancti Nicolai", was written as a gesture of thanks to Prince Nikolaus Estehazy for taking the hint dropped in the "Farewell" Symphony. The effervescent "Trumpet Concerto" was composed for his friend Anton Weidinger to play on his ground-breaking keyed trumpet. Both works performed at this concert are full of this composer's characteristic wit and invention. 
The concert also featured the first performance of "A Certain Everlasting Polyphony" by Nicholas O'Neill, the Parliament Choir's Composer in Residence, setting a text by the renowned astronomer Johannes Kepler in which he describes how the music of the universe finds its expression in choral singing.