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Saturday 25 November 2023, 7.30pm

The Sixteen: Haydn Nelson Mass

The Sixteen: Haydn Nelson Mass

Presented by Saffron Hall

Members of the Sixteen sat and stood in a group together in a dark room

Austria, 1798. Napoleon’s forces threaten Vienna, and Haydn entitles his grandest sacred work to date ‘Mass in A Time of Anxiety’.

However, within weeks of its first performance, Nelson’s victory in Egypt checked Napoleon’s advance, Haydn’s militaristic trumpets and drums now seem to signify triumph as much as they herald trouble ahead, and the piece gains a new nickname. Mozart’s ‘solemn’ Vespers often seem anything but, and they share with Haydn’s mass a joyous affirmation of faith in music both uplifting and serene. In both works, it is the choir who has the star role, and who better to present two classical choral masterpieces than Harry Christophers' superb forces. Mozart’s famous little string divertimento provides more balm for the soul, should any be needed.

Supporters

Supported by the late Charles Rawlinson MBE

Performance information

Running time

2 hours

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

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Programme and performers

Programme

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik K.525 18 mins
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore K.339 25 mins
  • Joseph Haydn Nelson Mass 41 mins

Performers

  • The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra
  • Harry Christophers conductor

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Information for your visit

Saturday 25 November 2023, 7.30pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6.30pm - 7.30pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6.30pm - 7.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6.30pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

7pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7.30pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins) with reception for Gold, Platinum and Foundation members

Show ends

9.30pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9.30pm – 10.30pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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