Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven - Cadogan Hall - Musicians of London

London’s Cadogan Hall was the venue for a concert given by the choir of Goldsmiths Choral Union and the period instrument orchestra Musicians of London. The concert took place on Tuesday 31st of October 2017 and it featured Haydn’s Te Deum, Mozart’s Vespers [K.339] and Beethoven’s Mass in C. The large forces of Goldsmiths Choral Union did an excellent job with these pieces, ably led by their conductor Brian Wright.

“Three magnificent choral works from the Viennese Classical period are performed by Goldsmiths Choral Union, with period instrumentalists from the Musicians of London.

Haydn’s brilliant Te Deum was first performed in 1800 in celebration of a visit to Austria by Lord Nelson. Mozart’s Vespers, written in Salzburg around 1780, features his well-loved setting of Laudate Dominum. Beethoven’s passionate setting of Mass in C, from 1807, pushes musical boundaries towards Romanticism.”

The soloists were April Frederick (soprano), Ida Ränzlöv (alto), Peter Harris (tenor) and Hugo Herman-Wilson (bass).

The natural trumpet section consisted of Russell Gilmour, Nick Wright and Will Russell and the section played without using finger holes.

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