Combined Boys and Girls Choirs of Hexham Abbey

Setting: Missa brevis in C major KV 220 (196b) (Sparrow Mass) – Mozart

Motet: Tantum Ergo – de Séverac

Organ Voluntary: Final (Symphony No. 1) – Vierne

Officiant: The Reverend Canon Dagmar Winter, Rector of Hexham

Preacher: The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, Dean Emeritus of Durham

Director of Music: Michael Haynes

Assistant Director of Music: Keith Dale

The combined Abbey Boys and Girls Choirs sing the Spatzenmesse or Sparrow Mass as the setting at this year’s Festival Eucharist. First performed at an Easter mass in Salzburg Cathedral in April 1776, the nickname is derived from the figures in the Hosanna which resemble the chirping of birds.

Michael Sadgrove is our guest preacher today and we extend a warm welcome to Keith Dale, our new Assistant Director of Music.

Date & Time

Sunday 24th September, 10am


No tickets required