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The Good Friday Concert

On Friday 29 March, in Bellinzona's splendid Collegiate Church, a much-appreciated appointment with the public returns punctually: the Good Friday Concert.

For the 2024 edition of this important musical moment, the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana and the Swiss Radio and Television Choir, conducted by OSI principal conductor Marjus Poschner and with the participation of soloists Anna Prohaska (soprano) and Josef Wagner (baritone), will perform the famous Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms, a true milestone of sacred music of all times. 

The singular structure, almost a cantata divided into seven large numbers (the texts were chosen by Brahms from the Old and New Testaments in Luther's translation) was perfectly suited both for funeral commemorations in churches and for concert performances, rising together with Giuseppe Verdi's almost contemporary Requiem Mass to the highest heights of sacred music, worthy to stand alongside the masterpieces Brahms admired: the oratorios of Händel and Mendelssohn, the Requiems of Mozart and Luigi Cherubini. In order to make the most of this splendid piece of music, the Good Friday Concert will feature an acoustic upgrade inside the Collegiate Church.
Before the Deutsches Requiem, the tense and concentrated Tragische Ouvertüre (1880) will be performed.

General rehearsal
Thursday, 28 March 2024, 8.30 p.m.
Tickets for the general rehearsal are available for CHF 20.00 at the InfoPoint in Bellinzona (Piazza Collegiata 12) or can be purchased directly online www.osi.swiss.

Good Friday Concert
Friday 29 March 2024 8.30 p.m.
General rehearsal tickets are available for CHF 60.00 at the InfoPoint in Bellinzona (Piazza Collegiata 12) or can be purchased directly online www.osi.swiss.

Presale hours at the InfoPoint in Bellinzona: 
Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 - 15.30
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.



  • OPENING Fri: 20.30