Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Ensemble / Thomas Hengelbrock

Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

This concert has already taken place! € 98.00 | 89.00 | 79.00 | 69.00 | 49.00
This concert has already taken place! € 98.00 | 89.00 | 79.00 | 69.00 | 49.00

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This event has had to be cancelled – it will not be rescheduled on an alternative date. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price or expressly forgo the refund in support of the cultural scene: Information on tickets refunds and waiving refunds for cancelled events

Ludwig van Beethoven himself described it as his »greatest work«: Missa solemnis. The very fact that the premiere took place in a concert hall and not in a church shows that this work is more than just a purely musical arrangement of divine service. In 1824, Beethoven went beyond all previous frames and forms of scoring devotional music and, despite being deaf, wrote a technically and physically extremely demanding work.

For Thomas Hengelbrock, who will perform the monumental piece with the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble at the Elbphilharmonie, Beethoven is one of those composers »who are closest to us, who perhaps tell us most about ourselves. I am trying to make the Mass accessible as a piece that springs from the soul of a composer, with all the confidence, consolation, and happiness, but that also contains great need and despair.« This is in the spirit of the composer himself, who prefixed the Kyrie of his Mass with the motto »From the heart – may it go back to the heart again.«


Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Ensemble

Mari Eriksmoen soprano

Stefanie Irányi alto

Maximilian Schmitt tenor

Michael Nagy bass

conductor Thomas Hengelbrock


Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa solemnis D-Dur op. 123 für Soli, Chor und Orchester


CANCELLED: Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

Promoter: Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival