DVORAK MASS IN D
with Brecknock Sinfonia
Brecon Cathedral, Brecon, LD3 9DP
Saturday 25th November 2017, 7.30pm
A new collaborative venture between Crickhowell Choral and the Brecknock Sinfonia results in this bumper concert of great choral music.
Haydn’s ebullient Te Deum, written for the Empress Maria Theresa, kickstarts a programme of wonderful variety and colour.
Dvorak’s Mass in D deserves to be better known. It is a crystallisation of the composer’s style, full of sweeping tunes and many emotional climaxes for both singers and orchestra. In contrast, a thrilling sequence of rousing and celebratory choruses from Handel’s grand oratorio Israel in Egypt should give everyone something to sing about.
The programme includes:
- Mass in D by Dvorak
- Te Deum by Haydn
- Choruses from Israel in Egypt by Handel