Weber & Mendelssohn – Chamber Choir Ireland and Irish Chamber Orchestra

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
10 April 2019
University Concert Hall, Limerick
11 April 2019

Chamber Choir Ireland join forces, once again, with the Irish Chamber Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s rousing Second Symphony – Lobgesang (Hymn of praise) in a concert that also features the orchestra performing Weber’s dramatic Der Freischütz overture.

Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony was close to his heart and with its stately grandeur and religiosity, plus its sheer magnitude –an anthem – it is one of his most impressive works.  Celebrating the Reformation, it attempted to break down the barriers between concert music and the church.  Influenced by Bach, it ranks as his most ambitious symphonic achievement and brings ICO’s tribute to Mendelssohn to a rousing conclusion.

Overture from Der Freischütz Op.77, J.277Weber
Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52 Lobgesang (Anthem)Mendelssohn
Chamber Choir Ireland
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Jörg WidmanConductor
Genia KühmierSoprano
Anna DevinSoprano
Colin BalzerTenor