Mendelssohn's Lobegesang celebrates the invention of the Gutenberg Press.

Mendelssohn and Peace on Earth

Felix Mendelssohn's 1840 work for chorus and orchestra, the Lobgesang, is an ode to the power of books and human ingenuity. The program opens with Arnold Schoenberg's unique early work Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth) which showcases the chorus.


Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Carlos Kalmar, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

Tamara Wilson, Soprano

Maire O’Brien, Soprano

Brendan Tuohy, Tenor


Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden

Mendelssohn: Lobgesang

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