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Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Haydn: Nelson Mass

Venue: Wren Chapel, Royal Hospital Chelsea, SW3 4SR


Nelson Mass
Insanae et vanae curae
Christus factus est
Hear my Prayer
Warum ist das Licht gegeben
Geistliches Lied
The Heavens are telling the Glory of God (from The Creation)


  • Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
James Orford
Hugh Rowlands
William Vann

The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea gives its annual November concert in the sumptuous surrounds of Christopher Wren’s 1692 Chapel. The ticket price includes a glass of wine or soft drink in the Great Hall during the interval.

Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Mass for Troubled Times), was premiered shortly after Horatio Nelson’s stunning victory in the Battle of the Nile in August 1798. Thence known as his Nelson Mass, it is “arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”, according to his chief biographer H. C. Robbins. Tonight’s concert features the complete mass interwoven with some of the finest Romantic Austro-German motets by Brahms, Bruckner, Haydn himself, Mendelssohn and Rheinberger.

Mendelssohn’s Hear my Prayer features the celebrated solo O, for the wings of a dove and we conclude the evening with Haydn’s wonderfully rousing chorus The Heavens are telling the Glory of God from The Creation.

All soloists are members of the renowned and critically acclaimed Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

‘First-class personnel… it’s the tension and subtlety in the performances that catch the ear.’ (Gramophone)

‘The choir combined characterful performances with some finely focussed singing… a fine and highly involving performance.’ (Planet Hugill)

NB. Please note venue and start time.
Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Concert Duration:
approx. 2 hours

Ticket Information *

£30, £20, £15

Wheelchair spaces and companion seats are available – please contact the Box Office on 020 7730 4500 to book.

Tickets now available this evening from the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

* All orders are subject to a transaction fee, except if made in person. See Booking Information for details, payment methods and delivery options.

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