SSO Gala



Fri / 10 May 2019 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall

Programme Brochure


Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

- Post-concert Autograph Session -

From the heart - may it return to the heart

1819. The year Singapore was founded, the year Beethoven wrote the first notes of his splendid Missa Solemnis, one of his greatest achievements. He wrote on the opening page: "From the heart - may it return to the heart" - this grand choral statement of conviction stars the Singapore Symphony Chorus directed by famed Japanese maestro Masaaki Suzuki.

In Suzuki’s hands the struggles that have preceded end in a bliss of light – The High Arts Review

Attend This Concert

To see Masaaki Suzuki, famous for his interpretations of Bach and Mozart, lead the SSO and choirs in Beethoven's sacred masterpiece.


  • Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
  • Rachel Nicholls, soprano
  • Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano
  • James Gilchrist, tenor
  • Christian Immler, baritone
  • Singapore Symphony Chorus
  • Eudenice Palaruan, choral director

Open Rehearsal

  • 9 May 2019, 7.30pm (open to public)

Pre-concert Talk:

  • 6.30pm | library@esplanade

Standard Tickets:

$98, $78, $58, $38, $25 

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Admission Advice:

Rating/ Age Limit

  • Children must be age 6 and above to be admitted into the hall.
  • Children under 6 will not be admitted into the hall, even with a ticket.
  • Please bring along proof of child’s age, such as a doctor’s appointment card, as random checks may be conducted at the venue.
  • Parents or guardians of children admitted are strongly encouraged to purchase aisle seats.
  • We reserve the right to ask parents to bring children out of the hall should they be disruptive during the performance.
  • No admission without a ticket.

Late Seating Advisory

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at appropriate pauses during the show or during intermission.

Photography/ Video Recording Rules

  • Non-flash photography is allowed during bows and applause. No photography when artistes are performing.
  • Unauthorised video recordings are strictly not allowed.

Photographs and videos will be taken at the event in which you may appear. Such photographs and videos may be displayed or published on SSG’s website, social media platforms, publications and publicity materials. By attending the event, you consent to the use of these photographs and videos for the foregoing purposes.