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Haydn Nelson Mass by candlelight

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 4JJ UK (map)

The final concert in this year's Spring Series features Festival regular the Addison Chamber Choir which performs Haydn's dramatic Nelson Mass, or Mass in Troubled Times, and Mozart's beautiful Ave Verum Corpus. Both of these works will be conducted by the Addisons' chief conductor David Wordsworth. For the remainder of the programme, artistic director of the festival Robert Porter takes over the baton to conduct three works featuring that most triumphant and celebratory of instruments, the trumpet. Renowned solo and orchestral trumpeters Paul Archibald and Jonathan Clarke will lead students from Junior Guildhall in Britten's Fanfare for St Edmundsbury and two concertos by Telemann for three trumpets, one of which has been transcribed from the original version for three oboes. This promises to be an exciting and jubilant finish to the festival's 2017 Spring Series.

  • Britten Fanfare for St Edmundsbury
  • Telemann Concertos for three trumpets
  • Mozart Ave verum corpus
  • Haydn Nelson Mass

Addison Chamber Choir
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Trumpets - Paul Archibald, Jonathan Clarke
Soprano - Natasha Day
Alto - Martha Jones
Tenor - Stephen Mills
Bass - Nicholas Morton
Conductors - David Wordsworth, Robert Porter

Tickets £29 (premium) £25 £22 £18 £13 £9 available from the St Martin's box office - call 020 7766 1100 or book online.

NB a reduced price combined ticket for this evening's two concerts is available - please call the St Martin's box office (25% discount).

The premium seats at St Martin's are front, central, and include a cushion.


The Addison Singers is made up of four different choirs, an auditioned mixed Jazz Ensemble, a Ladies Jazz Choir, an auditioned Chamber Choir and a large Oratorio Choir. All the choirs give a regular London concert season and the Chamber/Oratorio Choir have in recent years sung at a number of important venues in Spain, Poland, France, Italy, the USA. Most recently the OC/CC sang the Mozart Requiem at St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna and celebrated the 90th birthday of Joseph Horovitz with East London Brass at the Cadogan Hall, London. 
 The Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of around 30-35 singers who have sung at several regional festivals and played a leading role in both the Percy Grainger Festival at King’s Place in 2011 and the John Ireland Festival at St Luke’s, Chelsea in 2012. More recent performances have been given with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music and at the award-winning ‘Minimalism Unwrapped Festival’ at King’s Place, as well as at St Martin–in the-Fields and St Clement Danes, London. The choir sings a wide repertoire and has given world/London premieres of works by composers as diverse as by Gabriel Jackson, Cecilia McDowall, Gavin Bryars, David Matthews, Patrick Hawes, Edwin Roxburgh and Howard Skempton amongst many others. The coming year will see performances at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a 70th birthday tribute to Howard Skempton at King’s Place and members of the CC joining the Addison Oratorio Choir for a performance at Salzburg Cathedral in May 2017. 

Earlier Event: May 1
Vivaldi Gloria by candlelight
Later Event: June 23
Thaxted Festival: Opening Concert