15 Oct 2011

Simon Halsey on the premiere of Weltethos by Jonathan Harvey (9 min.)

To give expression to the common values of world religions with spoken and sung words – this is the ambitious goal of the choral work Weltethos, realised by the composer Jonathan Harvey and the theologian Hans Küng as librettist. The work, which will be part of the cultural programme of the Olympic Games in London 2012, has now been given its premiere in a philharmonic concert by Sir Simon Rattle and Simon Halsey as both choirmaster and co-conductor. Simon Halsey gives an introduction to the concert.

The concert