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Bellevue Chamber Chorus presents Haydn Fest on May 30

Bellevue Chamber Chorus will celebrate its 25th anniversary season finale with Haydn Fest, a program honoring the 200th anniversary year of the death of the great classical master Franz Joseph Haydn.

Performed at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, under the direction of Dr. Fredrick Lokken, the concert will feature Haydn’s Mass in Bb (Maria Theresa Mass) with chamber orchestra and guest soloists Holly Boaz, soprano, Melissa Plagemann, mezzo soprano, Ross Hauck, tenor, and Glenn Guhr, baritone.

The program also includes selections from Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons and from his Part Songs.

Although the Maria Theresa Mass is less well known than some of Haydn’s other later masses, it is a work that demonstrates choral, solo, and instrumental writing with all the variety, rhythmic energy, and musical skill of a composer at the height of his powers. It was named after the Empress Maria Theresa, the wife of Emperor Franz II of Austria-Hungary.

Haydn is considered the father of the Viennese Classical period.

Tickets are $9 to $18. Group sales are also available. To order tickets, or for more information, call 425.881.0445. Tickets are also available through Brown Paper Tickets.

More information is available at The Bellevue Chamber Chorus website.

The Meydenbauer Center Theatre is located at 11100 NE Sixth St.

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