Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Symphony Hall
Broad Street
B1 2EA


Ludwig van BeethovenMissa solemnis, Op.123


Jeffrey Skidmore – Conductor
Carolyn Sampson – Soprano
Sophie Rennert – mezzo-soprano
Andrew Tortise – Tenor
Roderick Williams – Bass

Ex Cathedra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

Beethoven devoted four years to his monumental Missa Solemnis. Passionate, humble, majestic and intense, nothing he composed surpasses it for scale, sincerity or sheer vision. How wonderful, that in Ex Cathedra's 50th year they are to join forces with the CBSO as they celebrate their Centenary, and an outstanding team of soloists to mark Beethoven’s 250th birthday and realise his wish – written on the first page of the score – that this music should come ‘from the heart that it may go to the heart’.

This concert will end at approximately 5.45pm.

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