Our next performance

Sunday 14 July 2024 – 11.00am
St John`s Church Buxton

Buxton International Festival Mass

Haydn Theresienmesse (Maria Theresa Mass)

Jane Burnell – soprano
Judy Brown – alto
Emyr Lloyd Jones – tenor
Dominic Felts – bass

Chorus & Orchestra of Buxton Musical Society

Leader: Steven Wilkie
Sam Hayes Chorus Director

Michael Williams Conductor

The Maria Theresa Mass (1799) was the fourth of Haydn’s last great six masses. Each was composed for the Esterházy family, to celebrate the name day (12 September) of Princess Maria Hermenegild, the wife of Prince Nikolaus II and a friend of the composer.

The mass will be performed in its liturgical setting as part of the Buxton International Festival Mass at St John’s Church. The Society chorus and orchestra will be joined by soloists from the Festival company. As this is a church service, everyone is welcome. As well as the church offertory, there will be a retiring collection to contribute to the costs of this performance.