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Haydn: Seven Last Words

Spiritual Connections

A church interior draped in black cloth. One lantern lighting up the dark. A bishop giving a sermon on each of Christ’s last words on the cross. This was the unusual Easter tradition for which the Holy Cave Oratory in Spain asked Haydn to compose music – commissioning seven pieces to reflect each last ‘word’ of Jesus.

Sydney Town Hall
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With the technical skill involved, Haydn was at his most daring – and at his most dramatic.

"Each movement," he declared, will move listeners, "to the very depths of [their] soul." As such a powerful expression of loss and sacrifice, we defy you not to feel something – no matter what your beliefs.


HAYDN Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross


ANDREW HAVERON director and violin


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