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November | Formby Choral Society
Formby Choral Society
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17th November 2018

This concert consists of two complementary and almost contemporaneous works. Mozart's famous Vespers were written in 1780, and Haydn's Paukenmesse in 1796.
We chose the Haydn piece to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice on 11th November 1911 - because Haydn wrote it when much of Europe was at war. It's other title is
Missa in tempore belli - Mass in Time of War, and it contains several passages of uncharacteristically unsettled music - perhaps Haydn's way of reflecting the unsettled state of Austria at a time when they were fearful of invasion.
Mozart's work is equally tuneful and lyrical, and they make a fine pairing.
Accompanied by our wonderful
Jon Barton on the organ, you will hear the Choral Society in all its glory, in the reverberant acoustic of Our Lady's Church. With young, upcoming soloists provided by the Royal Northern College of Music (one time stamping-ground of both accompanist and conductor) this will be an exciting concert.