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Friday saw our performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Royal Festival Hall. Not only was it the first time we’ve performed this piece for 15 years, it was also the first time we had worked with conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Here’s what the critics and audience made of it.
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johnsandell John Sandell
Missa Solemnis @theoae: loved it (with a couple of small reservations). Friends didn’t: “too loud”. But it’s not meant to be comfortable.
_mattl Matt Lewis
Disappointingly flat Missa Solemnis from @theoae last night. Muddy sound, shouty choir, general balance problems (RFH acoustics to blame?).
gui_arnoldo Guilherme Arnoldo
@theoae Thought Mr. Noseda was going to take flight during the ‘Gloria’ tonight: talk about energetic! Awesome performance, you guys rock 🙂
ryan_e_hill Ryan Hill