Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass


Thursday 11th October 2018

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14; Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)

Concert begins at 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time 9.15pm

R. Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
Janácek - Glagolitic Mass

Edward Gardner

Sara Jakubiak, soprano
Dame Felicity Palmer*, mezzo-soprano
Stuart Skelton, tenor
James Platt*, bass
Darius Battiwalla, organ

Hallé Choir

Ever since his tenure as the Hallé’s Assistant Conductor, Edward Gardner’s career has gone from strength to strength and he is now an international star. For our opening Thursday Series concert, he returns to conduct an enthralling programme. Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra was inspired by the writings of the philosopher Nietzsche. With its hugely famous ‘sunrise’ opening, it is a glorious example of sumptuous orchestral sound. Janácek’s lean and muscular Glagolitic Mass, a setting of a ninth-century liturgical text, is one of the greatest twentieth-century choral works, a Czech masterpiece that evokes both rawness and purity. Among much else, it will showcase the magnificent Bridgewater Hall organ and the extraordinary Hallé Choir.

BBC Radio 3 broadcast
This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

(Image credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

*The Hallé Concerts Society is very grateful to Dame Felicity Palmer and James Platt for replacing Susan Bickley and Brindley Sherratt, who have had to withdraw.

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