Pack your cassock and lederhosen and head to Austria. Sean Newsom learns to yodel, and Gary Cansell performs Schubert in a Viennese church.
In 1749, a young Joseph Haydn came to Vienna’s Michaelerkirche to play the organ. In 1791, in the same church, Mozart’s Requiem received its first public airing, days after the composer’s death. On May 5, 2014, Schubert’s Mass in G was performed there — by a bloke from Essex called Gary.
There’s a chance that, over time, one of these events will be forgotten. But it was one of the most memorable things this Essex boy has ever done.