Programme: Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal

1st Choir concert: Requiem aeternam

Sun 26 November 2023

6 pm

Großer Saal

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1st Choir concert: Requiem aeternam
Sun 26. November 2023 / 6 pm / Großer Saal

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1st Choir concert: Requiem aeternam
Sun 26. November 2023 / 6 pm / Großer Saal
KulturKarte Kirchplatz 1
42103 Wuppertal
Mon.-Fri. 10 am to 6 pm
Sat. 10 am to 2 pm
Tel. +49 202 563-7666
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was still a young composer honeymooning in Alsace and the Black Forest when he set Psalm 42 “As the hart pants” to music. For Robert Schumann, the work quite simply represented the “highest level (…) ever achieved by modern sacred music”. Indeed, Mendelssohn Bartholdy managed to produce what for many choirs is a favourite piece, though it is not without its pitfalls. One example is the final chorus, during which the solo soprano must float clear as a bell above the perfectly pitched male voices. Gregor Meyer, who conducts the famous Gewandhaus Choir, combines the psalm with the tonally colourful, rarely heard requiem by the French composer Louis Théodore Gouvy. This substantial work, lasting around an hour, was written in 1874 at the same time as Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, although Gouvy would not have known the latter. Having had his work performed at his own expense in Paris, the composer lived to see two further performances in the Gürzenich in Cologne, one in Saint-Pantaléon in France and one in Mönchengladbach. After these, it seems the Requiem was not performed again during Gouvy’s lifetime and was forgotten. A more than worthwhile (re-) discovery!


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Psalm 42 “As the hart pants”, op. 42

Louis Théodore Gouvy
Requiem, op. 70


Veronika Seghers
Sylvia Rena Ziegler
Jonathan Winell
Thomas Laske
Chor der Konzertgesellschaft Wuppertal e. V.
Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Gregor Mayer


Wuppertaler Bühnen und Sinfonieorchester GmbH

Kurt-Drees-Str. 4
42283 Wuppertal
Tel. +49 (0) 202 563 7600

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Worth Knowing For Your Visit

  • Performance Venue Grosser Saal

    The event is taking place in the Großer Saal, the heart of the Historische Stadthalle. Its famous acoustics, spectacular sense of space under a ceiling that is 17 metres high, its décor and galleries take one’s breath away time and again.

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The Historische Stadthalle is located in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia and lies in the centre of Wuppertal-Elberfeld. We are easily reached by public transport. The ICE train station and local bus stops are in the immediate vicinity.

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Parking Flat Day Rate

Make use of our flat day rate for parking. It only costs 4 euros. One useful tip: you can pay at the pay stations in the multi-storey car park itself or in the stairwell either when you return to your vehicle or in advance of attending events. That will save you time waiting at the pay stations after the end of events.


It goes without saying that the Historische Stadthalle is equipped to provide access for disabled people.

Wheelchair ramps and lifts (with announcement) will provide you with easy access to all rooms.

Parking spaces for disabled people are available both in the multi-storey car park and in the Südstrasse car park.

Toilets for disabled people can be found on the ground floor (to the right of the main entrance) at the eastern end of the foyer. They are clearly signposted.

A wheelchair is available in the building.

An unlimited number of wheelchair places is available in the Großer Saal.

Our concierge, foyer team and culinaria staff are happy to help should you need assistance at any time.