Choral Union
MU Choral Union: Lord Nelson's Mass and Margaret Bond's Credo
Thursday, April 18, 2024

7 PM


Haydn’s Lord Nelson’s Mass is widely considered to be his greatest composition and is one of the six masses written near the end of his life. Margaret Bonds was one of the first Black composers and performers to gain recognition in the United States, and was a frequent collaborator with Langston Hughes. Her piece, Credo, blends Western classical and spiritual traditions in a natural and organic way and features text by WEB Dubois’ 1904 essay of the same name.