Benjamin Goodson

Like a prayer


  • Francis Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire
  • Felix Mendelssohn Richte mich, Gott (from Drei Psalmen, opus 78)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and fugue in e-flat major, BWV 533
  • Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur Le cantique des cantiques
  • Daan Manneke / Vincent van Amsterdam Trois petites symphonies
  • Frank Martin Mass for double choir with intonations

The Groot Omroepkoor is appearing with the program 'Like a prayer' in the series International Top Choirs at Muziekgebouw Frits Philips in Eindhoven. In his own words, Francis Poulenc was 'half monk, half bad boy'. Now we hear that more religious side of him in the Ave verum corpus. Mendelssohn, too, was a religious man and often managed to express himself most sincerely in his motets. Other items on the program include the Mass for Double Choir by the Swiss/Dutch Frank Martin. Double chorale is a special experience, a practice that originated in the Renaissance in the Venetian church of San Marco. For a long time, this Mass had a somewhat shadowy existence. Already composed in 1926, the composer withheld the work for a long time. Since its public release, the piece has enjoyed enormous popularity and has appeared dozens of times on CD. Martin himself called the work a private matter, and between himself and the Creator. A private matter that, however, can be made very nicely public.

Friday, May 24, 2024
8:15 pm
Yes, including break
Frits Philips Music Building

The Low Countries Hall


Netherlands Radio Choir
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Benjamin Goodson - Photo: Paolo Ferla
Benjamin Goodson
Conductor, Choral Conductor, Speaking role
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Vincent from Amsterdam

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