Solemnis Spirit

The Missa Solemnis is infused with the same spirit as the Ninth Symphony and other late period Beethoven – a musical expression of faith locked in combat with doubt. Extremes of mood convey an almost desperate sense of Beethoven’s desire to connect to the world around him.  The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is perhaps the only group in the region that can marshal the forces for such a mammoth work.

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