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VenueThe Royal Albert Hall
Other spaces: Elgar Room
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From4th September 2011
To4th September 2011
PricesFrom £8.50. To £44.00.
What is currently on at The Royal Albert Hall (V221)

Prom 67

Prom 67T02118085019
Part of the BBC Proms.

Archive :: production:T02118085019, concert:S6004, venue:V221

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Sir Colin Davis tackles a work whose uncompromising nature makes it as great a challenge as anything in the choral repertoire, whether you regard it as a statement of the composer's belief in the spiritual potential of man or his faith in a supreme being. 'A musician must make affirmations,' says Davis. 'If a musician cannot believe in music as a universal ideal, what is he left with? We may be encircled by gloom but music gives us a chance to throw what Meredith calls "that faint thin line upon the shore". ... Beethoven is a man at war with himself but a man who is determined to win.' Finish time: approx. 20:40. There will be no interval


Performer Carmen Giannattasio (soprano)
Performer Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano)
Performer Paul Groves (tenor)
Performer Matthew Ross (bass)
Company London Symphony Chorus
Company London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Colin Davis (Sir)

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