The ‘Missa solemnis’ in Cologne Cathedral
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mass for four soloists, choir, orchestra and orgue in D major,, op. 123 ‘Missa solemnis’) (1819–23)
‘Gesang der Jünglinge‘ ‘Song oft he Youths‘). Elektronic music (1955/56)
Genia Kühmeier soprano
Rachel Frenkel alto
Sebastian Kohlhepp tenor
Andreas Wolf bass
Vokalensemble Kölner Dom
Kent Nagano conductor
Kent Nagano has never lost his joy in making musical discoveries. Equally in demand in the great concert halls and opera houses, he has now embarked on a long-term project with the period ensemble Concerto Köln in order to explore historically informed readings of Wagner’s ‘Ring’. In a special concert for the Beethoven Jubilee, these musical partners will perform Beethoven’s ‘Missa solemnis’ in Cologne Cathedral, formerly the official residence of Beethoven’s employer, Prince-Elector Maximilian Franz. Beethoven himself considered this vaulting composition his finest creation. The architecture of Cologne Cathedral supplies the perfect backdrop.
Advance ticket sales start on March 2, 2020!
Admission is free, but tickets are compulsory (fixed seats, no free seating). The free tickets are available from Monday, March 2, 2020, 9 a.m. (advance bookings are not possible) only by telephone (+ 49 228 / 50 20 13 13, shipping charges apply) and online via the ticket button. Maximum 2 tickets per person. The ticket is not valid as ticket for public transport. Wheelchair users are requested to order tickets by telephone. Visibility restrictions is to be expected.