Beethoven’s sublime choral masterpiece speaks of the joys and suffering of faith. Historically deemed too big for the church, Beethoven’s setting of the Catholic mass evokes the power, hope, and inevitability of existence. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, under “kinetic” conductor Thomas Dausgaard (New York Times), accompanies a stellar cast along with the Swedish Radio Choir, named one of the world’s leading choirs by Gramophone.


This performance is also a part of the White Light Festival.

The Program

“Dausgaard’s forces weaved through with authority and luminous beauty. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”
Times (U.K.) on Thomas Dausgaard
“Every now and then an orchestra comes along with a sound that is surprising and fresh. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, led by its music director, Thomas Dausgaard, produced a distinctive and consistently vibrant sound.”
New York Times

Missa Solemnis

Sunday, November 12 David Geffen Hall

Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

This event is part of: Symphonic Masters 1

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The Artists

Swedish Chamber Orchestra 

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Malin Christensson, soprano

Kristina Hammarström, mezzo-soprano

Michael Weinius, tenor

Josef Wagner, bass

Swedish Radio Choir 

Peter Dijkstra, choral director

With English supertitles 

Performance Details

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These programs are supported by the Leon Levy Fund for Symphonic Masters. 


Symphonic Masters is made possible in part by endowment support from UBS.

Venue and Accessibility

David Geffen Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
  • Large-print programs Large-print programs
  • Captioning with English subtitles Captioning with English subtitles
  • Braille programs Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating Wheelchair-accessible seating
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