Food for Thought June 25
Come join us for our final Food for Thought of the season next Sunday, June 25, following our farewell celebration for Rev. Overbeck, as our own Maria Newman transports us to 19th century Austria. While we know Beethoven as a premier musician, at the time of his composition of the “Mass in C major”, Beethoven was trying to prove once and for all that he did not belong in Joseph Haydn’s shadow. As Beethoven’s teacher, Haydn requested (to no avail) that Beethoven add “pupil of Haydn” to all of his compositions, and had once told his student that a piece of his should not be published as it would never gain public acceptance. As the “Mass in C major” was commissioned by Haydn’s former patron, this was Beethoven’s chance to show how far the pupil could outshine the master. Learn the history behind this incredible piece before the choir performs it that evening at 5pm. Lunch will be available for $10. See you there!
Date(s) - Sunday, June 25th, 2017
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Westwood Presbyterian Church