Special Musical Event – Thursday, January 24, 7:30PM in Field House

Joseph Haydn’s Striking Masterwork for Chorus and Orchestra: Mass in Time of War (Missa in tempore belli), featuring three conductors and two hundred Newton North and South students in the combined choruses and orchestras performing an hour long piece. Don’t miss this unprecedented musical event!

  • Thursday, January 24, 7:30PM NSHS Field House
  • Thursday, January 31, 7:30PM Newton North Lasker Auditorium

Haydn composed this mass at the time of Austria’s general mobilization into war. Four years into the European war that followed the French Revolution, Austrian troops were doing badly against the French in Italy and Germany, and Austria feared invasion. Reflecting the troubled mood of his time, Haydn’s potent integration of references to battle in the Benedictus and Agnus Dei movements is inspired. The Mass was first performed on December 26, 1796, in the Piarist Church of Maria Treu in Vienna. (wikipedia).

$7 Adult/ $15 Family (including grandpas, grandmas, aunts, uncles…)
Suggested Donation
All concerts are free to students, faculty members, and staff!

A portion of the proceeds will go to Operation Homefront. MISSION: Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. VISION: Through generous, widespread public support and a collaborative team of exceptional staff and volunteers, we aspire to become the provider of choice for emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. Where there is a need we do not provide, we will partner with others for the benefit of our military families.

Special thanks to Scott Perrin and Daniel Bianchi for their assistance preparing for this event.