International musicians in landmark performance of Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand

Following a year of work on a truly global scale, hundreds of international musicians will take part in a ground-breaking performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 on Saturday 22 January 2022, presented by Choir of the Earth.
 
LONDON - Jan. 18, 2022 - PRLog -- Mahler's Eighth Symphony is known as the 'Symphony of a Thousand' due to the sheer number of musicians required to perform it, including double chorus, children's chorus, soloists, orchestra, and organ. To perform it at all is an impressive feat, but what makes this performance all the more astounding is that the only participants to perform together in person are the children's choir – all of the other singers and musicians recorded their parts in isolation.

Choir of the Earth believes this performance, supported by Mahler Foundation, and led by talented conductor John Warner, is the only full performance of 'Mahler 8' to be rehearsed and performed anywhere in the world in 2021/22, and the first ever performance recorded in isolation.

A staggering 1,200 parts have been meticulously mixed in the studio to create a combined digital performance of truly global proportions, which will premiere at the concert on 22 January. Those taking part in this unique performance include:

Conductor, Choral Director, Sound Engineer, Piano:  John Warner
Choirs One & Two:  Choir of the Earth (over 1,000 voices)
Children's Choir:  Conservatorio Gustav Mahler de Irapuato (50 children)
Orchestra:  Orchestra for the Earth (almost 100 instruments)
Organist:  Richard Gowers
Soloists:  Amy Blythe, Tom Castle, Lucy Cox, Malachy Frame, Fiona Fraser, Tom Herring, Bernadette Johns, Rebecca Leggett, Ben McKee, Helena Moore, Ben Tomlin, John Upperton (From vocal collective Sansara)

Choir of the Earth has also been thrilled to collaborate with the Conservatorio Gustav Mahler de Irapuato in Salamanca, Mexico, which provided the children's choir for this special Mahler 8 performance. The Conservatorio was founded in 2012 to provide a space for children and young people to develop musical skills and knowledge. The non-profit Mahler Foundation supports the Conservatory in its work to educate the region's children about classical music, and the life and music of Gustav Mahler in particular, but also to create a positive social impact among local communities.

Choir of the Earth has announced that all profits from ticket sales for the online concert will go to the Conservatory to help further this important work. A 'sneak peek' of the children's performance is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXaZAfz8zY8



Tickets to this unique online concert cost £20 and can be purchased from Choir of the Earth's website at: https://choiroftheearth.com/mahler-8-concert-performance.

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