never mind who named it….haydn’s nelson mass is one of the best
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never mind who named it….haydn’s nelson mass is one of the best

Christchurch St Laurence at Sydney’s Railway Square celebrates the the 166th anniversary of the dedication of the church (1845) with a Orchestral Mass this Sunday. For this major milestone, they have selected to perform Haydn’s Nelson Mass. There are varying accounts of how the Nelson Mass acquired its nickname. One explanation is that it was performed when…

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Good Friday fare: Pergolesi and Stainer

Two powerful images from the events of Good Friday at Calvary, are brought together in music on Good Friday, 22nd April when  Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater is performed alongside Stainers’  Crucifixion,  at St Stephen’s Church, in Macquarie Street, Sydney.  Pergolesi’s work paints the grieving mother whilst Stainer’s depicts the object of her grief –  the crucifixion death of her Son. In fact,…