Mendelssohn: Symphony No 2 Hymn of Praise, Beethoven: Mass in C
Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 2 Hymn of Praise was his most ambitious symphonic achievement. After its première it became one of his most popular compositions, although it is less well-known these days. Its texts are taken principally from the Bible and feature the praise of God and tell of mankind’s progress from darkness to enlightenment.
Beethoven's Mass in C was composed in a period of prodigious output when he was in his mid-30s. His music was being received ecstatically and his fame and reputation blossomed across Europe. His masterpiece is still appreciated by critics today although is not often performed.
Hertfordshire Chorus, directed by David Temple MBE, is one of finest large choirs in the UK, renowned both for the quality of their classical choral music and for commissioning and performing new works by contemporary composers.
- Hertfordshire Chorus
- London Orchestra Da Camera
- Grace Davidson (soprano)
- Kitty Whately (mezzo soprano)
- Joshua Ellicott (tenor)
- Ashley Riches(bass)
- London Orchestra da Camera
- David Temple conductor
St Albans Cathedral Box Office: telephone 01727 890290, Monday to Friday 10am - 4.45pm, Saturday 10am - 3.45pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm.
or buy online https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/music/
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 7:30pm
Tickets: £12, £15, £20 and £25, £5 children under 18 in all seats.
St Albans Cathedral
Holywell HillAL1 1BY St Albans