Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass" and Handel's "Zadok the Priest" are two of the most admired and beloved pieces in classical music. The Conducting Studio of the Sacred Music Program at Notre Dame, with the Concordia Choir and the Ritornello Orchestra will present both works under the direction of Ryan Peteraf, on the 220th anniversary of the premiere of Haydn's Mass. Haydn dedicated the Mass to great British hero Horatio Nelson, whom he admired greatly, after the piece was composed and premiered. The work has been interpreted as representing the composer's unfailing faith in the midst of the tribulations of the Napoleonic Wars. The audience also will recognize "Zadok the Priest" as the anthem performed at the coronation of Elizabeth II and all English monarchs since 1728.
The concert is free and open to the public.