Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Blackford’s Pietà at St Albans Cathedral
This spring, St Albans Choral Society are returning to St Albans Cathedral for their annual performance, bringing and exciting programme of ‘Music for Troubled Times’ – Richard Blackford’s critically acclaimed Pietà, commissioned jointly by the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and St Albans Choral Society, and awarded the Ivor Novello Composer Award in 2020. Scored for mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists, chorus, string orchestra and solo saxophone part which will be performed by the famous Australian virtuoso, Amy Dickson. Pietà will be followed by Joseph Haydn’s well-known Nelson Mass, composed in a mere 53 days and premiered in 1798, scored for four soloists with an orchestra of trumpets, timpani, organ and strings – a joyous celebration of hope and live music in uncertain times.
Tickets: £10 – £30 (£5 children)
available via St Albans Cathedral website