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Danesborough Chorus Summer Concert

Start Date: 02/07/2022

End Date: 02/07/2022

Start Time: 7:30 pm

End Time: 9:30 pm

Cost of Entry: £20, £15, £10, under 18s £5 (all unreserved)

St Mary's Church Park Street, Woburn, MK17 9PG, GB

01908 583460 (for tickets)

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Michael Haydn Requiem in C minor Joseph Haydn Maria Theresa Mass

Danesborough Chorus returns to Woburn for a summer concert in St Mary’s Parish Church, accompanied by the Alina Orchestra with soloists Bethany Seymour, Nancy Cole, Simon Berridge and Philip Tebb.

(Johann) Michael Haydn — younger brother of the more famous (Franz) Joseph Haydn —was Kapellmeister to the Archbishop of Salzburg. In December 1771 he had to organise suitable music for the memorial service of his patron, Archbishop Siegmund and, in just two weeks, he composed the Requiem in C minor, an astonishing feat of vocal and instrumental writing. Three years after his own death, this requiem was performed at the funeral of his famous brother, Joseph.

Joseph Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass, written in 1799, was the fourth in a series of six masses he composed to celebrate the name-day of Princess Maria Hermenegild, wife of his patron, Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy II. It’s a work of marked musical contrasts; ranging from the bl