The Living Room - 'Mass observation'


  • Tarik O'Regan Mass Observation (Premiere Europe (Netherlands))
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Timor Domini principium sapientiae (from Cantiones sacrae)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale 'Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan' (from the cantata Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99)
  • Felix Mendelssohn Warum toben die Heiden (from Drei Psalmen, opus 78)
  • Sting / Mark Brymer Every breath you take
  • Gustav Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
  • JacobTV Mountain top

We live in an age of cameras everywhere. Every tap on a keyboard is recorded somewhere, not a meter of movement not added to our "track record. Conversely, we ourselves want to be seen, heard and known, but are nonetheless keen on our privacy. There is tension in between, which Tarik O'Regan took as a starting point for a grand and meditative work for choir and percussion. An ambivalent work with contrasts, tensions between individual and society, and the myriad forms of "mass observation.
The premiere of O'Regan's Mass observation is followed by a sumptuous selection from the choral repertoire, featuring Renaissance music from the Low Countries by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck to Mountain Top by Jacob TV. That work, based on Martin Luther King's final speech, was first performed in 2008 by the then Radio Chamber Philharmonic and the Groot Omroepkoor conducted by Otto Tausk.

Saturday 22 April 2023
8:15 pm

Large Hall


Musicians from the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Benjamin Goodson - Photo: Paolo Ferla
Benjamin Goodson
Conductor, Choral Conductor, Speaking role
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Netherlands Radio Choir
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Anitra Jellema
Soprano, [Mahler]
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Saejeong Kim
Soprano, [JacobTV]
Georgi Sztojanov
Tenor, [JacobTV]
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Ben Martin Weijand
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Frouke ten Velden
Jan Pieter Koch

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