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Beethoven 250 – Beethoven Symphony No.2
Beethoven - Symphony No.2
Beethoven - Christ on the Mount of Olives
Sir Mark Elder
Jennifer France, soprano
Neal Davies, bass
Toby Spence, tenor
Gentlemen of the Manchester University Chorus
Gentlemen of the RNCM Chorus
In Sir Mark’s final appearance in the Beethoven cycle, he combines the Second Symphony with the choral cantata, Christ on the Mount of Olives, which was premiered in the same concert in 1803. The oratorio portrays, in music that is by turns dramatic and reflective, Christ’s agony in the garden of Gethsemane, his arrest and the triumph of the Resurrection, with impressive writing for the soloists representing Jesus, Peter and a Seraph. Although performed widely in Germany, performances in the UK are rarer, making this a special opportunity to hear a fascinating work which concludes with an exultant chorus of angels as Christ is revealed in his Heavenly glory.
The Hallé Orchestra
Founded by the pianist and conductor Sir Charles Hallé in 1858, The Hallé is the UK’s oldest working orchestra (and the fourth oldest in the world). The Orchestra ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. Led by Sir Mark Elder, The Hallé is the resident orchestra of Bridgewater Hall.
See 2 tour dates featuring The Hallé Orchestra
- Lower Moseley Street
- M2 3WS