- Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
- Elektra Women’s Choir, Chor Leoni and Bramwell Tovey
Elektra Women’s Choir, Chor Leoni and Bramwell Tovey
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of the Classical Traditions series at the Chan Centre.
Mendelssohn’s extraordinary symphonic cantata Hymn of Praise, greatly influenced by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, was commissioned to celebrate the 400th anniversary of a seminal moment in human history: the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg.
Appropriately, Mendelssohn chose the Bible as the subject matter for this commission, and created a work that has been celebrated through the centuries for its sublime beauty.
With Bramwell Tovey, Laura Whalen, Monica Huisman, Isaiah Bell, Elektra Women’s Choir and Chor Leoni.
Symphony No. 2, Hymn of Praise*°+
With Chor Leoni performing Mendelssohn‘s Adspice domine Op. 121.