Haydn and Jenkins at Christ Church Cathedral
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May 2015
We spent two memorable summer evenings in the company of Joseph Haydn and Karl Jenkins in Christ Church Cathedral. Following our sell-out Fauré concert there the previous October, the choir, accompanied by a full orchestra and with top-notch soloists, showcased all of its choral prowess in performing Haydn’s beautiful Maria Theresa Mass. The programme also included Karl Jenkins’s The Peacemakers. Blending the classical 18th-century Haydn with the 21st-century Jenkins proved to be a special event in the spectacular surroundings of Christ Church. The choir, unusually, performed for two successive nights and attracted a substantial audience each evening in this glorious venue.