Beethoven Missa Solemnis 2014

Canterbury Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sarah Fox
Gaynor Keeble mezzo-soprano
Jamie MacDougall tenor
Michael Pearce bass

Saturday 21 June 2014, 7.30pm
Canterbury Cathedral



Read more about Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Beethoven Missa Solemnis on Wikipedia
BBC Radio 3 ‘Discovering Music’ discussion (audio, includes musical illustrations)
Website dedicated to Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Beethoven Missa Solemnis in this year’s Proms on the BBC


Beethoven Missa Solemnis on YouTube

YouTube has numerous recordings of the whole work or various sections

Beethoven Missa Solemnis YouTube Search


Some particularly notable recordings

Otto Klemperer and the New Philharmonia Orchestra (1965)

Leonard Bernstein and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Sir Colin Davies and the London Symphony Orcherstra


More about Beethoven

‘The Beethoven Experience’ – In June 2005 BBC Radio 3 played all of Beethoven’s works (and nothing else) over a 6 day period. This is the website for that event, with links to information and discussion about various aspects of his life and work.

‘Ludwig van Beethoven’s Website’: an easy to use and comprehensive overview of the composer’s life and work

Beethoven’s birthplace museum in Bonn includes an interesting section on the history of the composition of the Missa Solemnis


Beethoven Missa Solemnis recordings

Online Catalogue of all available recordings

An interesting discussion of some recordings from an online forum