Carnegie Hall Presents

Choral Ecstasy - Students

Bach’s St. John Passion performed in period style, Beethoven’s epic Missa solemnis sung by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Mozart’s Requiem featured in the famed movie Amadeus are all part of this package of choral ecstasy.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Les Violons du Roy

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
John Oliver, Conductor
Christine Brewer, Soprano
Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano
Simon O'Neill, Tenor
Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Program

BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis, Op. 123
Due to his current physical condition and the great demands of this particular piece, conductor Kurt Masur has withdrawn from this performance.

Beethoven’s Missa solemnis is steeped in the sacred-music tradition, yet uniquely Beethovenian: great blocks of massive choral force, contrasting moments of sweet repose, all conveying a broader faith in humankind. Performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and a quartet of star soloists, it’s a Carnegie Hall experience that will leave you enthralled and inspired.

Listen

Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus)


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein, Conductor; Hilversum Radio Chorus
Archiv Produktion

Les Violons du Roy

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 2 PM

Performers

Les Violons du Roy
La Chapelle de Québec
Bernard Labadie, Music Director and Conductor
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Neal Davies, Bass-Baritone
Karina Gauvin, Soprano
Damien Guillon, Countertenor
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Bass-Baritone

Program

BACH St. John Passion, BWV 245
When Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy, and La Chapelle de Québec settled into Carnegie Hall from la belle province to perform the Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in December 2009, James Oestreich of The New York Times praised their performances as “endlessly satisfying” and declared their version of Handel’s masterwork to be “the best I’ve heard in years.” They’re back this season with a host of soloists, this time performing Bach’s St. John Passion.

Listen

Bach St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - No.9 Aria, "Ich folge dir gleichfalls"


English Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor; Ruth Holton, Soprano
Deutsche Grammophon

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Iván Fischer, Conductor
Dominique Labelle, Soprano
Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
Joseph Kaiser, Tenor
Richard Paul Fink, Baritone
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, Music Director

Program

ALL-MOZART PROGRAM
Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338
Requiem, K. 626
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s closes its Carnegie Hall season with an all-Mozart program, featuring one of New York City’s most distinguished professional choruses, Musica Sacra. Iván Fischer, who made his first appearance with St. Luke’s last season, conducts two pieces written towards the end of composer’s short life: the triumphant Symphony No. 34 and the Requiem, left unfinished at Mozart’s death.

Listen

Mozart's Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543, Allegro


Orchestra of St. Luke's; Donald Runnicles, Conductor
Delos Records