Exeter Chorale to sing at Glenorchy Church

PUBLISHED: 18:23 20 November 2019 | UPDATED: 18:23 20 November 2019

Exeter Chorale, Picture: Supplied by choir

Exeter Chorale, Picture: Supplied by choir

Supplied by choir

Exeter Chorale, a small chamber choir, is giving a concert of music by Haydn and Mozart at Glenorchy United Reformed Church on Friday, November 29.

The concert will be directed by Simon Dunbanvand.

Jacky Lightband from the choir explained that both composers were inspired to compose beautiful miniatures by the combination of voices, strings and chamber organ.

"Haydn's Salve Regina of 1771 is an attractive multi-movement work which sets the text sensitively, with elegant melodic gestures alongside the contrasts of violins, voices, and organ solos," she said.

"Joseph Haydn's younger brother Michael was a prolific composer, active in Salzburg and held in high esteem by his colleagues.

"At least two of our works in this concert are certainly by Michael rather than Joseph, and his expanded version of the Gloria from Joseph's 'Little' Organ Solo Mass is indistinguishable from the more famous composer's personal style.

"The three Mozart works which we are performing all date from his period in Salzburg, and are satisfying through charming melody and memorable climaxes."

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

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