Haydn’s “Missa brevis”

Event details

  • Sunday | December 14, 2014
  • 11:15 am
  • St. Paul's Nave

The musical setting of the 11:15 a.m. Eucharist at St. Paul’s will be Haydn’s Missa brevis, sung by St. Paul’s choir. It will be an uplifting worship experience, which will enable us to appreciate the genius of one of the world’s great musicians as we praise Almighty God. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) wrote the Missa brevis (or “short mass”) while a teenaged member of the choir at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna. It is considered Haydn’s “first authenticated work.” He was a prolific composer who wrote several other masses, symphonies, operas, and works for various musical instruments.
*Because the 11:15 a.m. worship service will be a Eucharist, there will be no Morning Prayer on this day.