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Haydn’s Nelson Mass opens the week-long St Marylebone Festival

20 July, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Detail from Lemuel ‘Francis’ Abbott’s portrait of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1758-1805

Come and sing Haydn’s great Nelson Mass at St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, on Saturday.

The workshop and rehearsal is followed by an evening performance, sponsored by the Nelson Society – Nelson’s daughter Horatia was baptised at the church.

The day’s events open the second St Marylebone Festival taking place at the eponymous parish church over the week.

Highlights include:

Saturday, July 22:
• 10.30am: Haydn’s Nelson Mass/work­shop/rehearsal and evening;
• 7.30pm: Nelson Mass performance.

Sunday July 23:
• 1pm: A Teddy Bear’s Picnic: family concert;
• 3pm: Reiger Organ 30th anniversary recital;
• 7.30pm: 18th-century Marylebone baroque music.

Monday, July 24:
• 1.05pm: 1917 music – soprano Sarah Gabriel.

Tuesday, July 25:
• 1.05pm: Browning song recital – soprano Amanda Pitt.

Wednesday, July 26:
• 7.30pm: One creation – world music event.

Thursday, July 27:
•1.05pm: Music for recorders and harpsichord;
•7.30pm: Brahms’ German Requiem – St Mary­lebone Parish Church choir.

Friday, July 28:
•1.05pm: Counter-tenor recital – Andrew Watts;
• 7.30pm: Mahler’s 4th symphony – London Young Sinfonia.

Full details at: www.stmarylebonefestival.eventbrite.com

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