The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs, under the direction of Timothy Stalter, will perform two religious works, Joseph Haydn’s Mass in C and Francis Poulenc’s Gloria, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The performance is free and open to the public.
The Haydn Mass, which was premiered on Dec. 26, 1796, was composed in the period that also produced Haydn’s popular oratorio “The Creation,” to which the mass setting bears many musical similarities. The celebrated Poulenc choral work is in six parts and is scored for a large orchestra, soprano soloist, and chorus. It was premiered by the Boston Symphony two years before the composer’s death in 1963.