Oriana Presents Mass For Troubled Times

Oriana Presents Mass For Troubled Times
Oriana Choir are thrilled to be working with Seasonal Music Director Kim Kirkman to present
Faure's Requiem and Haydn's Nelson Mass at St John's Cathedral on July 16 at 2:00pm and at
Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, Maroochydore on Sunday July 17th at 2:00pm.
Originally called the 'Mass for Troubled Times'. Haydn’s mighty choral work is now forever
associated with Admiral Horatio Nelson’s victory over Napoleon. The Nelson Mass has been
called the composer’s greatest single composition. It is a work that was written at a time of
intense fear for the future of Austria, whose citizens were not in the best of spirits. In 1797-1798
Napoleon Bonaparte had defeated the Austrian army in four major battles, even crossing the
Alps and threatening Vienna itself.
It seems fitting then, when the world is once again feeling the sting of war as we hear of the
crisis in Ukraine and experiencing our own 'troubled times' that the choir is presenting this
magnificent work, along with the stunning Faure Requiem.
The choir will be accompanied by Sinfonia of St Andrew's and four incredible soloists, Soprano
Elisabeth Wallis Gaedtke, Alto Anne Fulton, Tenor Tobias Merz and Bass Jason Barry-Smith.
The concert series is dedicated to the Ukrainian people and the choir will also sing a very
special 'Prayer for Ukraine' written by John Rutter, currently being performed by choirs all
around the world.
Sunday at 2.00pm 17-Jul-2022
Stella Maris Catholic Primary School Maroochydore
Stella Way
Beth Fitzpatrick
e: marketing@oriana.org.au
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