Photo of Leonard Bernstein
OBC Season



  • Dates 26, 27 and 28 October 2018
  • Ticket prices 10€/33€/43€/58€
  • Hall Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • Cycle OBC Season

The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra performed this monumental work by Bernstein for the first time two years ago. Seats were sold out and it was an undisputed success. The centenary of the American composer’s birth gives us the ideal opportunity to revisit the work, led by the same conductor who premiered it in Barcelona.

The groundbreaking nature of both the music and the lyrics make this programme one of the season’s unmissable highlights.Bernstein’s Mass is a highly unconventional work that blends the spirituality of liturgical texts with the theatricality of the American musical. It was originally commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy for the opening of the J.F.K. Center for the Performing Arts in Washington in 1971. It is a spectacular, monumental work with an orchestra of over 100 musicians, including a rock band, keyboards, percussionists, three choirs and a soloist. The last words of the piece, sung by the celebrant, are unambiguous: “The Mass is ended; go in peace.”


Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC)
Clark Rundell, conductor
William Dazeley, baritone (celebrant)
Cor Madrigal
Lieder Càmera Choir
Children’s Choir “Amics de la Unió”
Cor de Teatre

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