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Mendelssohn's Choral Symphony, "Lobgesang"
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:00pm
Felix Mendelssohn used Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 as the model for his own choral symphony, the Symphony No. 2. Called "Lobgesang," or Hymn of Praise, this symphony-cantata was composed in 1840 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the invention of moveable type, and the first mass-produced book, the Gutenberg Bible. We'll present a complete performance this week on Choral Showcase.