Classical music

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

Multiple choirs, world-class soloists and a super-sized orchestra team up for a performance of Mahler's epic Eighth Symphony.

'Try to imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound,' declared Gustav Mahler. 'There are no longer human voices, but planets and suns revolving.' With its vast crew of performers, it is easy to see why Mahler's Eighth is often called the 'Symphony of a Thousand'.

Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra probe beneath its spectacular surface and prepare the way with Tallis' transcendent 40-part motet and choral masterpiece Spem in Alium. Book early for what is certain to be a real landmark in Vladimir Jurowski's LPO Mahler cycle.

*Please note changes from artists originally advertised.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Melanie Diener soprano
Anne Schwanewilms soprano
Sofia Fomina soprano *
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Patricia Bardon contralto *
Torsten Kerl tenor
Matthias Goerne baritone
Matthew Rose bass *
London Philharmonic Choir
London Symphony Chorus
Clare College Choir, Cambridge
Tiffin Boys' Choir


Tallis: Spem in alium
Mahler: Symphony No.8 (Symphony of a Thousand)


Royal Festival Hall
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