JS Bach Mass in B minor

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11th February 2020
Tue 7.30pm

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JS Bach Mass in B minor

JS Bach:  Mass in B minor

Royal Festival Hall, London

Orchestra - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Conductor - David Hill

The Bach Choir

Soprano - Gemma Summerfield

Countertenor - Robin Blaze

Tenor - James Oxley

Bass - Peter Harvey

Concert Synopsis

The Bach Choir was formed in 1876 to give the first UK performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest works of sacred choral music ever written.  From its opening Kyrie, to the beautiful Laudamus Te, Bach’s magnificence is evident for all who listen.  The Mass in B minor was the last major work that Bach wrote, and one that was never heard in its entirety in the composer’s lifetime.