Participative ‘Ninth Symphony’
The Palace of Charles V
Friday 10 July 22:30 Symphonic concert

Artists

Orquesta Ciudad de Granada

Coro de la Orquesta Ciudad de Granada

Joven Coro de la Orquesta Ciudad de Granada

 

Coral Lauda*

Coral Polifónica de la Basílica de San Juan de Dios de Granada*

Coro Ciudad de Granada*

Coro Divino Maestro*

Coro de la Facultad de Ciencias*

Coro Nuevas Voces de la F. Relaciones Laborales y RRHH*

Héctor Eliel Márquez, director of the Choirs

 

Raquel Lojendio, soprano

Cristina Faus, mezzo-soprano

Gustavo Peña, tenor

David Menéndez, bass

Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez, conductor

 

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 «Choral» (70 min)

* Members of the Granada Federation of Choirs

Concert without intermission

Singing Beethoven

The formula is not new: it is about joining amateur choirs together with professional ensembles to interpret the great works of the repertoire, in this case nothing less than Beethoven’s Ninth, whose political symbolism is well known, as the anthem of the European Union originated there. Granada-born Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez will be in charge of the Orquesta y Coro Ciudad de Granada, four soloists with an extraordinary career and another eight choirs (about 200 voices, in total) for a double interpretation of one of the most popular and emblematic works of Western arts.