Haydn Seven Last Words with Australian Haydn Ensemble
The Hayden Ensemble in collaboration with The Song Company present an unmissable Easter project presenting one of Haydn’s most profound works, The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross.
Haydn was originally commissioned to write the work by the Spanish church of Santa Cueva in Cádiz for Lent, to be enhanced by a local custom which enchanted the composer: “The walls, windows, and pillars of the church were hung with black cloth, and only one large lamp hanging from the centre of the roof broke the solemn darkness”.
Our performances will recreate this sublime atmosphere combining Haydn’s own string quartet and oratorio arrangements of this extraordinary work. Join us for this deeply moving experience.
Program: Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross adapted for string quartet and solo voices, performed by candle light.