Göteborgs Konserthus Light and love

Choir lyricism at its loveliest with the Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble; Katie Thomas, conductor; and Juan Zurutuza, piano.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
260-330 SEK Student 195-275 SEK Young up to 29 195-275 SEK

Emotional music by Schubert, the Schumanns and Brahms. This chamber concert with the Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble and conductor Katie Thomas offers choir lyricism at its loveliest. Seated at the piano is Juan Zurutuza. 

For a period of time in the nineteenth century, it was considered beautiful and noble to cry, for both men and women. Emotions abound in this evening’s music, which mentions kisses and gondolas, a nun who lives in isolation and a weary wanderer who encounters a fiddler. Brahms’ canon asserts that love is monotonous – but still, we cannot resist it. Onward! urges Clara Schumann: only the brave win paradise. 

We hear a women’s choir, men’s choir, mixed choir, duets and vocal soloists accompanied by Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s pianist Juan Zurutuza. 

Listen

Get to know the music.

Programme

C Schumann Three Mixed Choruses (lyrics E. Geibel) 9 min

R Schumann Three Songs for Male Choir 11 min

R Schumann Romanzen für Frauenstimmen 11 min

Brahms Drei Gesänge 9 min

Intermission 25 min

Brahms Canon: Einförmig ist der Liebe Gram (lyrics F. Rückert) 3 min

Schubert Winterreise: Der Leiermann (text W. Müller) 4 min

Schubert Licht und Liebe (lyrics M. von Collin) 5 min

Schubert Nachtelle (lyrics J. G. Seidl) 5 min

Schubert Gebet (lyrics F. de la Motte Fouqué) 12 min

Schubert Des Tages Weihe 5 min

Sunday 24 November 2024: The event ends at approx. 20.00

Participants




Questions? Contact the ticket office
Macbeth – A staged concert
30 Oct 18.00

The Autumn Holiday Choir and the Autumn Holiday Orchestra perform the concert version of Verdi's opera Macbeth.

Purchase tickets
Autumn mood with Poulenc’s Stabat Mater
8 Nov 18.00

A sincere and beautiful concert with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Aivis Greters, conductor; Johanna Wallroth, soprano; Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble and the Gothenburg Symphony Choir.

Read more
A path to peace – Beethoven 9
12 Dec 19.30

Feel the power of community with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor; Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble; Gothenburg Symphony Choir; Per Ivarsson, trumpet; and vocal soloists.

Read more
Choir Concert: From darkness to light
22 Mar 18.00

As the days get longer, we offer the most beautiful choral music from past and present in a pop-up concert in Johannebergskyrkan. With the Gothenburg Symphony's Vocal Ensemble, conductor Katie Thomas. Free entry!

Read more
Man spelar på en cello i ett rött rum där tyg fladdrar runt honom

Set music to your life!

Choose a subscription in Gothenburg Concert Hall and get unforgettable experiences, a discounted ticket price, a seat at concerts that sell out quickly and your own seat in the hall. The concert magic you get for free.

Choose your subscription