O2 Guildhall Southampton
Saturday 14 March
Southampton Philharmonic Choir
Southampton University Philharmonic Choir
New London Sinfonia
David Gibson conductor
Tickets now on sale
Freude! Beethoven's 9th Symphony – also known as the Choral Symphony – is perhaps best known for the climactic final movement, which features the words from Ode to Joy, a poem written by Friedrich Schiller. The piece is considered by many to be the greatest symphony ever composed, though – sadly – Beethoven himself never heard it performed, as he was profoundly deaf by the time of its premiere in 1824.
Szymanowski is the most prominent Polish composer of the early 20th century and is best known for his orchestral and chamber music. However, his Stabat Mater is one of his most expressive and resonant works and is one of the glories of twentieth-century sacred music. The soprano solo in the sixth movement was described by Szymanowski as being 'the most beautiful melody I have ever managed to write'.
The combined chorus of over 180 voices is joined by the stylish New London Sinfonia and four fabulous soloists in this not-to-be-missed concert!
Tickets £10, £15 & £20 with concessions:
- Over 65s - £1 discount.
- Kids for a Quid scheme for children aged 12 and under
- Students, children under 18, job seekers and disabled - £5, £7.50 & £10
- Carer accompanying wheelchair user - free
- Group Concession - buy 5, get 6th ticket free
Telephone: 023 8063 2601 Group concessions: 023 8083 3612
Booking fees apply to phone orders made via the Guildhall box office and to orders made via the Guildhall website. However there are no additional fees payable if you:
- Buy your tickets from a choir member.
- Buy your tickets directly from the Guildhall Box Office, in person. You can pay by cash, credit or debit card but cheques are not accepted. Phone the Guildhall Box Office and ask to reserve your seats. You will be given a booking reference and then you have 5 working days to send payment (cheques only). If you send a SAE (size A6 at least) you will save yourself the standard £1.50 postal charge.
Tickets may also be bought on the door on the night of the concert, subject to availability