CANCELLED: Symphoniker Hamburg / Europa Chor Akademie / Sylvain Cambreling
The programme for this event has had to be changed as a result of the coronavirus situation
Concerts at the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle are currently subject to coronavirus-related restrictions. This event is therefore going ahead with an amended programme and reduced seating capacity. There will be two concerts on 20 September at 17:30 and 20:00.
The concert was part of the Symphoniker Hamburg's small and large subscription package. We will be in touch directly with subscribers to notify them of all alternative options.
Is there any greater work of sacred music composed in the 19th century? Beethoven's monumental »Missa solemnis« is arguably the most important setting of the Mass written in the German-speaking countries in this era, and is a work that goes beyond the scope of any litugical use. The composer himself referred to »the greatest work I have written up to now«. It embodies a personal profession of faith and translates into music a view of God refined by the Enlightenment and by humanism. The gigantic choral symphony has an ending not dissimilar to that of Beethoven's Ninth: the composer wrote the motto »From the heart – May it go back – to the heart« above the score. The »Missa solemnis« was the first work that Sir Jeffrey Tate conducted in the newly-opened Elbphilharmonie in January 2017. His successor as chief conductor, Sylvain Cambreling, uses it to open his third season.
Europa Chor Akademie Görlitz
Erin Wall soprano
Marina Prudenskaya mezzo-soprano
Robert Dean Smith tenor
Franz-Josef Selig bass
conductor Sylvain Cambreling
Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa solemnis für Soli, Chor und Orchester D-Dur op. 123
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Promoter: Symphoniker Hamburg