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Portsmouth Choral Union: “The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross”

Sat 2 Apr 2022 5:30pm

St Mary’s Church, Portsea

Booking Details: See link below. Tickets from £2 to £15.

For further details see the Portsmouth Choral Union website.

Portsmouth Choral Union

“The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross” by Joseph Haydn.
With Southern Pro Musica

The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross (German: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze) is an orchestral work by Joseph Haydn, commissioned in 1786 for the Good Friday service at the Holy Cave Oratory in Cadiz, Spain. Published in 1787 and performed then in Paris, Rome, Berlin and Vienna, the composer adapted it in 1787 for string quartet, approved a version for solo piano in the same year, and finally adapted it in 1796 as an oratorio (with both solo and choral vocal forces). The seven sections are labelled “sonatas” and are all slow.

Please note starting time.

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