Rattle and Berlin Phil show support for striking chorusUncategorized
The Berlin Radio Choir, which has been operating for two decades without a working agreement, walked out on strike last month.
The choir suspended the strike this week to perform Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
In return, several of Rattle’s players wore picket-line jackets to manifest their support for the mistreated professional singers. More details here from Gerald Mertens.