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Carl Orff, Carmina Burana; Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; Igor Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms

Brussels Choral Society & Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
23/11/2019 from 20:00until 23/11/2019 - 22:45
23 Nov
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000  Brussels
Belgium

Concert - 40th anniversary of the Brussels Choral Society

Programme:

Carl Orff, Carmina Burana; Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; Igor Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms

Artists: 

Brussels Choral Society, Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles; Julie Gebhart, soprano; Teun Michiels, tenor; Michael Adair, baritone; Julia O’Connor, soprano (a member of La Monnaie Children’s and Youth Choir)

Conductor: Eric Delson

Presentation:

This concert celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Brussels Choral Society and features music by three 20th century composers. It could be headlined ‘Sacred and Profane’. Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms from 1965 is lyrical, rhythmically quirky, but also an intensely moving blend of biblical Hebrew verse and Christian choral tradition. Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra but received its premiere in the Henry Le Boeuf Hall in the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels in 1930. The work inhabits an unusual sound world in the symphonic repertoire: the orchestra requires no violins or violas, relying more on the woodwind to create a subtle balance between the choir and instruments. Using his neo-classical style, Stravinsky employs many traditional musical forms but delivers them in his uniquely recognisable contemporary idiom. In contrast to these two profoundly sacred works, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (1937) could not be less so! The composer was chiefly known as an educator; however, his lasting memorial is this work, which is neither lofty nor intellectual. Its appeal has always been the down-to-earth, primal directness of the music, and the vivid imagery of the bawdy and erotic texts. The result is one of the most popular and enjoyable 20th century choral works.

Tickets€45 (Cat. I) – €35 (Cat. II) – €25 (Cat. III) – €15 (Cat. IV) – €12 (< 26 years)

Box Office02 507 82 00 

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Organizerwww.brusselschoralsociety.com