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Heavenly Voices | March 23, 2013 7:30PM

March 23, 2013   7:30 p.m.
Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside


Scarlatti  - “Concerto Grosso in f minor”
Beethoven - “Symphony #4”
Haydn  - “Lord Nelson Mass” featuring the La Sierra University Chamber Singers plus soloists Julianne Gearhart (soprano), Kristina Driskill (mezzo soprano), Ashley Faatoalia (tenor) and Peter Atherton (baritone).


The La Sierra University Chamber Singers as well as a wonderful cast of soloists join forces with the Riverside County Philharmonic to present Joseph Haydn’s supremely masterful “Lord Nelson Mass”.  One of the most underrated composers in history, Haydn was a teacher to Beethoven and a friend to Mozart (both Haydn and Mozart acknowledged the other as being an important compositional influence).   Fortunate to be surrounded by the greatest virtuosos of the day to perform his compositions, Haydn always liked to challenge his musicians yet always please his audience.  The “Lord Nelson Mass” is Haydn at his finest blending orchestra and choral music in this beautiful composition.


The Fox Performing Arts Center provides a wonderful stage for this unique collaboration between the Philharmonic, La Sierra University and four dynamic vocal soloists.


The program also includes Beethoven’s expressive “4th Symphony” and the “Concerto Grosso in f minor” of Alessandro Scarlatti (the father of composer Domenico Scarlatti).