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Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)
  • Grant Gershon, conductor


Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is inarguably one of the top five pillars of the orchestral and choral repertoire and has become a specialty of the LA Master Chorale. At the end of his career – completely deaf at the time – Beethoven was on a prolific roll, premiering both his 9th Symphony and the Missa Solemnis in the same year. Audiences had heard nothing like it before – not only did he create a new musical language for himself, he also set the bar for an entire era of Romantic composers who had to wrestle with the weight of his achievements.

Earlier Event: December 19
Handel's Messiah Sing-along
Later Event: January 22
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis