Mahler: Symphony of a Thousand

Saturday 16 July

A life-affirming shout of praise to the power of love, the monumental forces required for Mahler’s Symphony No.8 have earned it the nickname ‘Symphony of a Thousand’. Part I is based on the ninth century hymn Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, Creator Spirit) and Part II inspired by the final scene of Goethe’s Faust where Faust’s soul, redeemed by love, ascends to Heaven in a blaze of glory. Featuring eight soloists, massed choirs and a huge orchestra, it’s a roof-raising spectacular.

  • Gweneth Ann Rand soprano

  • Katherine Broderick soprano

  • Robyn Allegra Parton soprano

  • Claire Barnett-Jones mezzo-soprano

  • Hilary Summers contralto

  • Thomas Elwin tenor

  • Benedict Nelson baritone

  • James Platt bass

  • British Sinfonietta

  • South Cotswold Big Sing Group

  • Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral

  • Adrian Partington conductor

Tickets: £10 £18 £26 £32

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July 16, 2022
Opening times
Saturday 16 July 7.30pm-9pm
Nave 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
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