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Beethoven’s Mass in C major

29 Jun 2022 | 19:30 | Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street

Beethoven Die Weihe des Hauses Overture, Op. 124
Beethoven Ah! perfido, Op. 65*
Beethoven Mass in C major, Op. 86

Eilana Lappalainen soprano*
Keri Fuge  soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmon  mezzo-soprano
Joshua Ellicott  tenor
Ashley Riches  bass
Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple
  chorus director
Peter Tiboris  conductor

Beethoven’s primary concern in his radiant Mass in C major was ‘not God or princes, but the human being entering the church.’ A combination of spirituality and humanity can be felt in almost every bar of the piece, which treated the text and sentiments of the Mass as they had never been treated before. The result is a humble, beautiful contemplation of the divine, invested with Beethoven’s innovating, symphonic designs – one of his most unusual and touching works, and a fitting tribute to the composer himself, two-and-a-half centuries on from his birth. Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris is at the helm of the Orchestra for a concert which also includes Beethoven’s great concert aria Ah! perfido.  

Beethoven’s Mass in C major

29 Jun 2022

Tickets: £15, £28, £38, £48
(Students from £5)
Duration: 110 min
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street