Two timeless masterpieces by Classical music’s original trailblazers who changed the course of music. Mozart’s Coronation Mass gained its nickname when it was conducted by Antonio Salieri for the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia. Haydn wrote his Lord Nelson Mass, originally titled a Mass in Troubled Times, as Napoleon’s army marched toward Vienna. By the time of the premiere, Lord Nelson had delivered a stunning naval defeat of Napoleon, and the nickname stuck. Soprano Mary Wilson returns to thrill you with vocal brilliance and virtuosic fireworks along with soloists Jamal Sarikoki, Matt Morgan and Amy Connours.
Coronation Mass K. 317 – Wolfgang A. Mozart
Lord Nelson Mass – Franz J. Haydn