Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

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Thursday 30th January 2020

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

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Thursday 30 January 2020 - 7.30pm

Approximate finishing time = 9.30pm

Beethoven - Leonore Overture No.3
Beethoven - Elegischer Gesang
Beethoven - The Ruins of Athens: Overture
Beethoven - Christ on the Mount of Olives: Angel’s Chorus
Beethoven - Symphony No.9, ‘Choral’

Conductor
Sir Mark Elder

Featuring:
Giselle Allen, soprano
Sarah Castle, mezzo-soprano
David Butt-Philip, tenor
Neal Davies, bass

Choir:
Hallé Choir
Hallé Youth Choir
RNCM Chorus

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With Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No.3, Sir Mark and the Hallé launch the celebratory Beethoven cycle in tandem with the BBC Philharmonic. It’s a concert that brings together Manchester’s musical community, performing lesser-known works of the composer alongside his final, ground-breaking symphony. As a foil to the symphonies, both orchestras give prominence to Beethoven’s choral works, and in particular gems like Elegischer Gesang (Elegiac Song), a memorial to the wife of a close friend, which is performed by the Hallé Youth Choir. Beethoven’s ground-breaking Ninth Symphony redefined the very nature of the genre; the setting of Schiller’s Ode to Joy in the finale, the first use of voices in a symphony, creates a staggering effect.

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