Amadeus Orchestra 2015
Mahler’s Symphony no.8, widely known as the Symphony of a Thousand because of the collossal forces imployed (large orchestra, off-stage brass, organ, two adult choirs and a children’s choir) is coming to Exeter Cathedral for the first time in many years. The work was composed in a single inspired burst, at Maiernigg in southern Austria in the summer of 1906. The last of Mahler’s works that was premiered in his lifetime, the symphony was a critical and popular success when he conducted its first performance in Munich on 12 September 1910.
This performance follows Amadeus Orchestra’s and Bournemouth Symphony Chorus’ highly successful paring for a performance of Mahler’s second symphony in Exeter in 2013.
Conductor: Philip Mackenzie
Bath Minerva Choir
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus
Bournemouth University Chamber Choir
Mahler: Symphony No.8 (Symphony of a thousand)
“One of the finest orchestras of its kind in the word” BBC Radio 4
“They played with a zeal and quality that some more famous orchestras might learn from” THE TIMES