Beethoven Symphony No 9 (Choral); Szymanowski Stabat Mater

Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

O2 Guildhall Southampton

Saturday 14 March 
Southampton Philharmonic Choir
Southampton University Philharmonic Choir
New London Sinfonia

Jeni Bern soprano
Diana Moore mezzo-soprano
James Edwards tenor
Ashley Riches bass-baritone

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

Box Office
Civic Centre
SO14 7LP

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