A work to behold, don’t miss M. Haydn’s Requiem in C minor with the Masterwork Festival Chorus, professional soloists, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of conductor David Edmonds this spring at world-renowned Carnegie Hall!
Michael Haydn was a contemporary of his Mozart, composed in the same classical style, and produced approximately the same number of works as Mozart. In just two weeks Michael Haydn composed Requiem in C minor in December 1771, a complete setting of the Catholic Mass for the Dead, which heavily influenced Mozart’s Requiem. This Requiem is known as the “Missa pro defuncto Archiepiscopo Sigismundo” (Mass for the death of Archbishop Siegmund), was written for the funeral of Salzburg’s Archbishop Sigismund von Schrattenbach, an eager patron of the musical arts.
Under the batons of Scott Buchanan and Trey Davis, the National Festival Chorus will perform an array of choral works including Grotenhuis’ “Song of Triumph”, Hagenberg’s “O Love”, and more. The National Children’s Festival Chorus will also perform a selection of choral works led by esteemed guest conductor Henry Leck. All three guest conductors bring a wealth of expertise to this program.
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