THE WORLD TO COME – Festive Berlin mass based on Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis”
The Rundfunkchor Berlin is continuing its successful series of transdisciplinary projects with the centrepiece of the 2020/21 season: THE WORLD TO COME. Under the musical direction of chief conductor Gijs Leenaars the Rundfunkchor Berlin stages the next transdisciplinary project after the renowned “human requiem” und “LUTHER dancing with the gods”. Working from a concept and direction by Tilman Hecker and a composition by Birke J. Bertelsmeier THE WORLD TO COME combines contemporary musical trends with Beethoven's masterpiece in a concert installation. Together with the Rundfunkchor Berlin, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin artists Colin Self, Iwona Sobotka, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Moor Mother, and Planningtorock are taking the themes and music of Beethoven's mass as the starting point for an extraordinary musical journey into the world of tomorrow.