Mendelssohn Lobgesang with LSO
Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt
London Symphony Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner - conductor
9 October Bonn
10 October Essen
16 October London
20 October London
23 October Dusseldorf
24 October Mannheim
In October 2016 The Monteverdi Choir performed Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang alongside the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Together they toured Germany with a programme of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture and Meersesstille & Gluckliche Fahrt, with two performances in London where the programme featured Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
Composed during his time in Leipzig, Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony Lobgesang takes the hybrid form of a Symphony-Cantata, blending secular and sacred styles with this stirring work that takes the audience on a spiritual journey to enlightenment.
A recording of John Eliot Gardiner conducting the LSO and Monteverdi Choir in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang is available here