JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Jesu meine Freude BWV 227; Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225; Komm, Jesu, Komm BWV 229
LUCIANO BERIO: Coro
- Conductor Teodor Currentzis
- Choir MusicAeterna Choir
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
On this tour, the MCO reconvenes with Artistic Partner Teodor Currentzis and his MusicAeterna Choir for further performances, in Hamburg and Saint-Denis, of two programmes performed on the Coro I tour earlier this year.
In Saint-Denis, a selection of Bach motets is set against Berio’s Coro. Coro is a piece that not only brings out the chamber music aspect of the MCO’s music making; it also breaks down the conventional idea of orchestra and choir as separate entities. Throughout Coro, different combinations of musicians and singers are featured as small groups. Furthermore, singers and musicians of the orchestra are distributed across the stage in an arrangement specifically set out by Berio in his score.
With this concert, which takes place in the majestic Basilique de Saint-Denis, the MCO makes the first of three appearances as orchestra in residence at the Festival de Saint-Denis, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017.