Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Last night, the Orange Country Catholic Chorale teamed up with the Meistersingers to present Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, together with Mark Wilberg's Requiem.  The concert was held at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano (click here for photos), and the performance was outstanding.  I think it's the best I've ever heard from them.  The music was absolutely transcendent.  Unfortunately, I don't believe the concert was recorded, or I would buy it on CD; I suppose I'll just have to find another recording of the Mass, and hope it's as good as what we heard last night.  They did a phenomenal job.  My brother sang with the Meistersingers (though not this season), and raves about Brian Dehn, the conductor, as by far the best he's ever seen or worked with.  The Psalmist writes, "Make His praise glorious"; they certainly achieved that last night.

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