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Haydn’s battle-inspired Nelson Mass will feature alongside Vivaldi’s Double Trumpet Concerto, Mozart’s Laudate Dominum, Symphony No.29 and Handel’s Zadok the Priest as part of a Classical Spectacular programme at Brighton’s St Bartholomew’s Church on Saturday, May 9, at 7.30pm.

Sussex-born music director Peter Farrant said: “Staged as part of Brighton Fringe, the gala event will feature professional orchestra, London based soloists and an estimated 100-plus performers drawn from across the region.

“Soloists include Soprano Sinéad O’Connor, winner of the Courtney Kenny English Song Award, who recently made her professional debut with NI Opera in their tour of The Magic Flute.

“Also featuring will be English mezzo-soprano Amy Williamson, whose recent engagements have included Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Charpentier’s Te Deum in St David’s Hall, Cardiff, with Florilegium; Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Brandenburg Orchestra at St Martin in the Fields; and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man at the Royal Albert Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra.”

Peter added: “It is a joy to present these wonderful works as part of the largest arts festival in England and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world.

“Brighton is an iconic city with unique cultural heritage.”

Tickets are available in advance by calling 01273 917272 or online at www.brightonfringe.org.