Central Jersey Choral Society Presents -- Haydn and Beethoven: Master and Prodigy
CJCS will be presenting a unique exploration of the choral work of Haydn and Beethoven including Haydns Missa Cellensis (Mariazeller Mass) in C and Beethovens Mass in C in concert. Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Princeton Meadow Event Center in West Windsor.
The evening will be a unique opportunity to explore the works of these two great composers whose relationship as teacher and student make them much more than just musical contemporaries. Guided by the Central Jersey Choral Society and Artistic Director Christopher Loeffler, the audience will learn about their lives and music and explore the similarities and differences in their respective compositions.
Beethoven studied with Haydn in Vienna as early as 1792, but their contact with each other was limited by Haydns extensive performance schedule in London, noted Christopher Loeffler, Artistic Director of the Central Jersey Choral Society. This created the tension that no doubt fostered Beethovens occasional declarations that he learned nothing from Haydn. Nonetheless, Beethovens respect for Haydn became more pronounced in 1807 when he was approached by Prince Nicholaus Esterhazy to compose a Mass. Prince Nicholaus was the primary patron of Haydn, who had taken ill earlier that year.
Im excited to share with our audience the comparison that Beethoven was actively trying to avoid. Were going to explore how both composers treat a setting of the Mass. Haydns Missa Cellensis (Mariazeller Mass) in C is a beautiful work that brilliantly represents the Masters understanding of the form and expresses his reverence for the text. Beethovens Mass in C, Op. 86, one his two settings of the Mass text, is an exciting exploration of raw praise, penitence, and the nature of belief. Come explore with us the music of these two Masters, the father of an era and his student who would forge that era into something entirely new.
CJCS will present this program with their chorus over 75 singers on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:00pm at the magnificent Princeton Meadow Event Center, 545 Meadow Road, Princeton, New Jersey. The audience will celebrate both master and prodigy at a dessert reception following the event.
If the online ticket sales window has closed, tickets will be available at the door for $25.
Princeton Meadow Church (Ver)
545 Meadow Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
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