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Europakonzert 2023 from Barcelona

Orfeó Catala choir | Louise Alder soprano | Wiebke Lehmkuhl contralto | Linard Vrielink tenor | Krešimir Stražanac bass-baritone
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko

Located between the sea and the mountains, right in the centre of the city of Barcelona, stands the Sagrada Família. It has been an emblematic building from the very beginning; an expiatory temple created by thousands of people and the work of visionary architect Antoni Gaudí. Five generations now have watched the temple progress in Barcelona.

On May 1st, the annual Europakonzert with the Berliner Philharmoniker takes place in this beautiful and symbolic setting. The Basilica of the Sagrada Família explains the foundations of the Catholic religion through architecture full of symbolism. The building is a summary in stone of the Christian faith. Christians who visit the temple will recognise the Christian beliefs, and particularly the teachings of the Catholic church. And those who belong to other religions, or aren’t religious, will come to understand the cornerstones of Christianity. Hence, its purpose is universal: that all who enter feel welcome and understand the essential message of life through art and beauty. Join us on our live concert recording from Barcelona!


W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183; Valentin Silvestrov: Prayer for Ukraine for mixed a cappella choir; Toru Takemitsu: Requiem for strings; W.A. Mozart:: “Ave verum corpus”, Motet K. 618, “Exsultate, jubilate”, motet, K. 165, Mass in C major, K. 317 “Coronation"


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Music genre
Orchestral Music
90 mins
Henning Kasten
EuroArts Music, RBB, CCTV, Mezzo, LG UPlus, LFFL in collaboration with RTVE
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