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Bach: Mass in B minor

Friday 30 Mar 2018 7:30pm

Part of Spring 2018

Gabrieli Consort and Players
Mhairi Lawson
soprano
Charlotte Beament soprano
Anna Harvey mezzo soprano
Jeremy Budd tenor
Edward Grint bass-baritone
Paul McCreesh conductor

Bach Mass in B minor, BWV 232
The concert should finish by 9.50pm and has an interval

There are few mightier spiritual or artistic challenges than Bach’s B Minor Mass – but then, few living performers are better equipped to tackle it than Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players. Using chamber-sized forces, and with the Consort’s own members stepping out as soloists, McCreesh pares away centuries of performance tradition to drive to the emotional core of the B Minor Mass – and lay bare the passionate heart of the genius who wrote it. ‘Marvellous clarity’ declared The Guardian of an earlier, ‘superbly energised’, performance.