Saturday, 14th March 2020: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Sheldonian Theatre: 7:30pm Doors open: 7:00pm
As the OBC's contribution to Oxford's celebrations of Beethoven's 250th birthday, we are performing his titanic setting of the Mass. Beethoven wrestled with the Missa Solemnis for several years, and produced a work which is by turns solemn, heaven-storming, and turbulent, but also deeply contemplative. Beethoven wrote on his score "From the heart - may it go to the heart!", and successive generations can testify that his wish has succeeded.
The OBC - which will be performing the Mass for the first time in over two decades - will be joined by the London Mozart Players and soloists Katherine Crompton (Soprano), Susanna Spicer (Contralto), Justin Lavender (Tenor) and Edward Grint (Bass).
Duration: Approximately 2½ hours including one interval of 20 minutes