400 Voices to Sing “Lord Nelson Mass”
November 7th, 2019
Omaha, NE—This weekend, Omaha Symphony will perform a special concert, Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass.” Not only featuring regular symphony performers, the production will include a 400 voice choir made up of area high school students and four opera singers, like Soprano, Sarah Shafer, visiting from Philadelphia. Shafer, and the other featured singers have been travelling school-to-school, preparing eager choir students for a milestone opportunity.
Originally titled Mass for Troubled Times, the piece gained its more familiar nickname when it premiered as Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon at the battle of the Nile. However it’s known, Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” is nonetheless one of the finest examples of the composer’s virtuosic writing for soloists choir, and orchestra alike.
Between Haydn’s writing, and the talent and energy of all of the performers involved, inspiring moments are expected from the Holland Center stage this Sunday.
Omaha Symphony, along with area choirs and featured vocalists will perform Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” at the Holland Center for Performing Arts this Sunday, November 10 at 2:00pm. For more information or tickets, visit OmahaSymphony.org.