For the final concert of our 2019 – 2020 season, we will sing choral symphonies by two pillars of 19th century German music: Felix Mendelssohn and Gustav Mahler. This concert will take place in the historic Eglise Saint-Eustache so that two spectacular organ transcriptions can be performed on one of the world’s greatest organs. With 8,000 pipes, the organ is the largest pipe organ in France, surpassing the organs of Saint-Sulpice and Notre-Dame de Paris.
Mendelssohn’s Choral Symphony (“Lobgesang”, meaning hymn of praise) stands as the composer’s most ambitious symphonic achievement – one that figured during his lifetime as one of his most popular compositions.
Mahler’s Second Symphony, often referred to as the Resurrection Symphony, is one of the composer’s most popular and successful works. The text concerns the gift of eternal life obtained through the ascension of the human soul.
* Tickets purchased at the door on the evening of the concert are €25 per ticket