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Syracuse University Oratorio Society to perform Haydn's Mass in D minor May 1

April 21, 2011

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

The Syracuse University Oratorio Society, a vocal ensemble comprised of SU students and Syracuse community members, will present a concert featuring Haydn’s Mass in D minor on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Oratorio Society performs under the direction of Elisa Dekaney, faculty member in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, with accompaniment by Susan Crocker. The choir will be joined by soprano Laura Enslin, mezzo-soprano Evgeniya Krachmarova-Sotirov, tenor Jim Schulz and bass Eric Johnson.

Originally scored for organ, strings, three trumpets and timpani, Mass in D minor (“Missa in Angustiis,” later nicknamed the “Nelson Mass”) combines the drama and sophistication of Haydn’s instrumental style with the intensity and fluidity of his choral writing. Also on the program will be Anton Bruckner’s “Locus iste,” sung a cappella by the choir.

The Oratorio Society was previously scheduled to perform this concert with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra on this date. Donations to the SSO Musicians Fund will be accepted.

For more information, contact the Setnor School at (315) 443-2191.

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