Beethoven - Missa Solemnis
Orquesta de Valencia conducted by Yaron TraubIturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia, 3 December 2016
05 / 12 / 2016
The splendid Philharmonia Chorus marked the highest points of the night. It is precisely the choral component that is the most essential part of the work, here remarkably performed by the 110 voices of the celebrated London chorus, prepared by its director the great Stefan Bevier. They were, by far, the best thing of the concert. All their interventions moved in excellence. From the brilliant Kyrie and Gloria to the internalized and finely tuned Agnus Dei, which closes the great Beethovenian Mass, or to the ardent Credo in unum Deum, the British chorus raised quality and artistry to the highest levels.
The applause increased with deserved clamour whenever Stefan Bevier raised his exceptional chorus. What a chorus!
Justo Romero, Levante - El Mercantil Valenciano