Symphony of a Thousand
Friday July 17 | 7:30 pm
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Clip from the concert
Together, let’s imagine the future of classical music!
On June 28, 2002, Mahler’s grandiose Eighth kicks off the Festival—and the 25th anniversary season! A symphony orchestra of colossal dimensions, eight solo singers, and four choirs are together onstage at the Amphitheatre, bringing this monument of monuments to life.
Originally broadcast on the Radio-Canada program L’été de la musique.
Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major, known as “Symphony of a Thousand”
Part I: Hymn “Veni, creator spiritus”
Part II: Final scene from Goethe’s Faust
Bridgett Hooks, soprano (Magna Peccatrix)
Turid Karlsen, soprano (Una poenitentium)
Lambroula Maria Pappas, soprano (Mater gloriosa)
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano (Mulier Samaritana)
Anita Krause, mezzo-soprano (Maria Aegyptiaca)
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor (Doctor Marianus)
Brett Polegato, baritone (Pater ecstaticus)
Andreas Macco, bass (Pater profondus)
Grand Chœur de Lanaudière
St Lawrence Choir
Montreal Classical Choir
Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval
Iwan Edwards, choirmaster
Pierre Simard and Gregory Charles, choir preparation
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Eliahu Inbal, conductor