Haydn: Nelson Mass


Haydn: Nelson Mass

Handel: Dixit Dominus

Saturday, 9th June 2018, 7.30pm

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford

The Instruments of Time and Truth

Paul Spicer conductor

Elizabeth Skinner soprano

Catherine Carby contralto

Daniel Auchincloss tenor

Tristan Hambleton bass

The Oxford Bach Choir's summer concert mixes youth and experience. Haydn's Nelson Mass was written when its composer was in his mid-sixties, at a time of great international tension. It is arguably the finest of his many masses, filled with drama and a wide range of emotions from terror to joy. Handel's setting of the vesper psalm Dixit Dominus, on the other hand, dates from his visit to Italy in his early twenties. His first major choral work, Dixit Dominus bubbles with energy and excitement, and a youthful swagger. It is also a great vocal showpiece, full of music to test a choir to its limits. 

Duration: 2 hours with interval

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We regret that children under 6 years old cannot be admitted to this concert.

Groups 10+ 15% discount (this will automatically apply in your basket.)

If you require a Wheelchair Space or accessible seating please contact the Oxford Bach Choir directly on 01865 980 220.

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