Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Missa Solemnis is one of the great choral masterpieces and Beethoven himself considered it his finest work. It is a towering piece with extraordinary dramatic contrasts in mood – from glorious exaltation and peaceful tranquillity to funereal solemnity and the ominous sounds of war. It was also a deeply personal spiritual expression: on the manuscript Beethoven wrote ‘From the heart – may it return to the heart’.

Completed in 1823, Missa Solemnis takes its name from a tradition of grand settings of the mass but so eclipsed the rest that today the title is used solely for Beethoven’s masterpiece.

Duration: 2:10 with interval

Book Tickets

  • Sat 24 Mar 2018 7:30 PM £18.00/£15.00
visit Oxford Town Hall website

Book Tickets

  • Sat 24 March 7:30 PM

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