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Birthday Concert for Pope Benedict XVI

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra has been invited to help celebrate Pope Benedict XVI’s 85th birthday by performing at the Vatican on April 20, 2012.

Under the baton of Riccardo Chailly, the Orchestra will be presenting the symphony-cantata, Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang), Op. 52. of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy featuring the MDR Radio Choir, the Gewandhaus Choir, Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Bernada Frink (Soprano) and Steve Davislim (Tenor).

As Official Logistics Partner, DHL is excited to be helping the Gewandhaus Orchestra bring their sounds to locations around the world, including this once-in-a-lifetime event at the Vatican. We’re likewise proud to be able to offer you the chance to listen along with the Pope to the orchestra’s enchanting sounds.

You can see the entire performance live here on DHL Brand World as we live stream the event beginning at 6 pm (CET) on Friday, April 20.

For live streaming, please install the ‘Microsoft Silverlight plug-in’ here, then go to our live stream page to follow the movement.