Bach: Overture from Suite No 3
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 ‘Reformation’
Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden
Richard Egarr: conductor; Mhairi Lawson: soprano; Daniela Lehner: mezzo soprano; Andrew Tortise: tenor; Peter Harvey: baritone; SCO Chorus; Gregory Batsleer: chorus director
A rousing concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the SCO Chorus, brings together radiant music of celebration and faith for chorus and orchestra, directed by renowned historical performance expert and SCO Associate Artist Richard Egarr.
There’s a sense of awe and exultation throughout Bach’s magnificent Magnificat, for which the SCO and its Chorus are joined by a fine line-up of international soloists. Mendelssohn weaves hymn melodies into his mighty ‘Reformation’ Symphony, and his Verleih uns Frieden is a moving prayer for peace. Egarr begins the concert with the resplendent Overture from Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite.
Chorus Insights: 6.30pm - Gregory Batsleer and members of the SCO Chorus celebrate the Chorus’ first 25 years.