Mozart and Haydn

Saturday 8 October 2016

St John’s College Chapel

Saturday 8 October 2016 at 8pm

Mozart and Haydn

Haydn                                     Insanae et Vanae Curae

Mozart                                     Laudate Dominum

Mozart                                     Ave Verum Corpus

Haydn                                     Mass in B-flat “Little Organ Mass”

Conductor                              Timothy Redmond

Soprano                                 Eleanor Broomfield

Organ                                     Harry Sever

Violin                                      Steve Bingham

Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Ensemble

“I have often been flattered by my friends with having some genius, but he was much my superior.” Haydn on Mozart

“Powerful, radiant singing from the Phil chorus” Cambridge News

The Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus starts the season with an evening of classical favourites in the beautiful setting of St John’s College Chapel.  The exciting motet Insanae et Vanae Curae (Insane and stupid worries flood our mind) was a resounding success in 1775 when it was originally part of Haydn’s first oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia. Just a couple of years later, Haydn himself played the organ for the first performance of his Mass in B-flat, affectionately known as the Little Organ Mass. Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus was written for Anton Stoll – a friend of both Mozart’s and Haydn’s – and is one of the extraordinary number of works composed in Mozart’s last year.

St John’s College Chapel