Highgate Choral Society, North London
This concert took place on Saturday March 9 2013 at

All Hallows’ Church, 
Savernake Road,
London NW3 2LA
African Sanctus & Zimbe

Beethoven : Mass in C

Beethoven : Coriolan Overture

Berlioz : Méditation religieuse

Berlioz : La mort d’Ophélie

Brahms : Alto Rhapsody

Ronald Corp – conductor  
New London Orchestra
Soprano - Sally Silver
Mezzo soprano - Anna Huntley
Tenor - Bo Wang
Bass - Johnny Herford

Our March concert will feature music from early nineteenth century German and French composers with a distinct Shakespearean thread running through it. Berlioz’s La mort d'Ophélie  describes the drowning of Ophelia in Hamlet, while Beethoven’s Coriolan overture depicts the demise of the Roman leader, Coriolanus.  

Brahms’s poignant Alto Rhapsody sets part of Goethe’s poem Harzreise im Winter and gives the basses plenty to do, and the concert is rounded off with Beethoven's magnificent Mass in C.  The latter work, Beethoven’s first mass, has grown in popularity and critical acceptance since its shaky beginnings in 1807.