Thomas Dausgaard
Thomas Dausgaard
Photo by Thomas Grondahl

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 immensity, power, and pathos of humanity’s search for redemption. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, under renowned Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, accompanies a stellar cast of Scandinavian vocalists along with the impeccable Swedish Radio Choir.


This performance is also part of Great Performers.

The Program

“Mr. Dausgaard drew a spectrum of colors from the orchestra…he used that color palette to great effect.”
– New York Times
“Surprising and fresh. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, led by its music director, Thomas Dausgaard, produced a distinctive and consistently vibrant sound.”
– New York Times

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Sunday, November 12 David Geffen Hall

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Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Swedish Radio Choir

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Peter Dijkstra, choral director

Malin Christensson, soprano

Kristina Hammarström, mezzo-soprano

Michael Weinius, tenor

Josef Wagner, bass

Sung in Latin with English supertitles

Performance Details

  • Program Notes
  • Pre-concert lecture by Andrew Shenton at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Pre-concert lecture by Andrew Shenton at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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Performance length: 80 minutes, no intermission

Venue and Accessibility

David Geffen Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
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