Thursday, April 24, 2008

Benedict in Bavaria

ImageConcert in Honour of Pope Benedict XVI (Opus Arte)
In October 2007, a concert was held in the Vatican’s Audience Hall: The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, led by conductor Mariss Jansons, began with a sacred motet by the 16th-century composer Palestrina, followed by an emotional reading of Beethoven’s great “Choral” Symphony (the Ninth), which featured vocal soloists Krassimira Stoyanova, Lioba Braun, Michael Schade and Michael Volle. This recording of the historic concert (Pope Benedict hails from Bavaria) includes stunning shots of the fabled hall.
45-minute behind-the-scenes documentary; the Pope’s post-concert address to the audience.

No comments: