On Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m., The Masterworks Choir and Orchestra will present “Haydn in Plain Sight” at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th Street and Central Avenue, Ocean City. The concert will feature “The Lord Nelson Mass” by Franz Joseph Haydn and “The King Shall Rejoice” by George Frederick Handel. John Gregory Bate is the musical director and conductor, and the concert will be accompanied by Scott Breiner, organist, and a chamber orchestra. Featured also will be Nancy Fox, soprano, Robert Laird, tenor, Florence Moyer, alto and Robert Snodgrass, baritone.
“The Lord Nelson Mass” written in 1798 is Haydn’s largest mass and one of his most well-known and beloved choral works. It has both contemplative and joyful movements and a jubilant finale.
“The King Shall Rejoice” was first heard at the 1727 coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline. It consists of four anthems which were enthusiastically received and one or more of them has been performed at every British coronation since 1727.
The church is handicapped accessible. A freewill offering will be received. For further information please call (609) 399-2988
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Cultural and Heritage Commission from funds granted by the NJ Council on the Arts.