Choir to tackle works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven

Nottingham Harmonic Choir will perform Mozart’s Mass In C Minor at Nottingham’s Albert Hall on Saturday, March 21.

Mozart wrote the work as a thanksgiving for his recent marriage. His new wife Constanze was the soprano soloist for its first performance.

Nottingham Harmonic Choir, together with the Orchestra da Camera and soloists, will be bringing this work to the Albert Hall from 7.30pm on Saturday.

Felix Mendelssohn, like Mozart, was a musically gifted child, whether composing or playing an instrument. Both died in their 30s. Psalm 95, O Come let us Sing, incorporates several musical styles

familiar to Mendelssohn, resulting in a work that is at times dignified, and others exhilarating.

Two descriptive orchestral overtures complete the programme, Haydn’s Representation of Chaos, which was written to set the scene for his oratorio The Creation, and Leonora No.3 by Beethoven, for his opera Fidelio.

The evening will be led by the choir musical director Richard Laing. Tickets are £14, £17, concessions £12, £15 disabled and students £6. Accompanied children aged 16 and under get in free. They are available from Windblowers, based at 75-77 Derby Road, Nottingham, or by calling 0115 941 0543 (cash or cheque only).

They can also be obtained from any choir member or on the door.

See www.NottinghamHarmonic.org for more.