Charles Gounod’s delightful nonet (‘Little Symphony’) went down a storm at its first performance in Paris in 1885, mainly because it’s pretty and lovely to listen to.
Bruckner’s Mass in E minor is altogether bigger and more austere, and had to wait three years after the date of its composition before it was premièred in 1869. It was first performed outdoors, because the building for which it was written still hadn’t been finished. Mayfield is fortunate in having a church that was completed some years ago…
Mayfield Festival Choir
Conductor – Jeremy Summerly
The St. Dunstan’s Bellringers will ring the bells of St. Dunstan’s Church as the audience take their seats for this first concert of the 2024 Festival.