Stevenage Choral Society

Stevenage Choral Society / Events / Sat 30 Mar 2019

SCS Haydn Paukenmesse

SCS Haydn Paukenmesse

Missa in tempore belli (Paukenmesse) by Haydn.

This setting of the mass by Joseph Haydn is also known also as the Paukenmesse (due to the dramatic use of timpani).

Haydn was a deeply religious man, who appended the words “Praise be to God” at the end of every completed score. Composed at Eisenstadt in August 1796, at the time of Austria’s general mobilisation into war. Four years into the European war that followed the French Revolution, Austrian troops were doing badly against the French in Italy and Germany, and Austria feared invasion.

Programme includes:
Missa in tempore belli (Mass in Time of War - Paukenmesse) - Haydn
Te Deum - Haydn
Symphony No. 1 - Sergei Prokofiev

Chameleon Arts Orchestra

Tickets: £13 Pounds Adults (£15 Pounds at the Door), Under 16s £5.
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Concert begins at 7:30pm (Doors open 7pm)

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Event Location

Church of St Andrew and St. George

St. Georges Way,

Telephone: 01438 365 769

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