J S Bach  Mass in B minor

J S Bach Mass in B minor

J S Bach  Mass in B minor
Blackdowns Early Music Projects: Grand Baroque V

The biennial Grand Baroque series was somewhat interrupted due to circumstances we all hope are now well behind us... We return with a flourish in 2022, bringing perhaps the most grand of all baroque works to life in Exeter Cathedral, Mass in B minor by JS Bach. Bach was feeling his years when he completed the full mass sequence, but he was also making a statement about the immensely inventive and complex musical legacy he was leaving, much of it unrecognised in his lifetime.

The work will be recreated in the expert hands of BEMP's principal director JanJoost van Elburg with a hand picked choir of singers from all over the UK and western Europe. The orchestra will be led by Oliver Webber with members of the Monteverdi String Band and other invited players from this country's wealth of expert period instrumentalists.

The soloists are Amy Haworth (soprano), Mark Dobell (tenor) and bass, Jimmy Holliday, are all highly regarded performers in their own right as well as working regularly with top vocal ensembles such as The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars. Gabrieli Consort and others; joining them with be counter tenor Guy James of the Gesualdo Six, a rising star in the early music world. We are delighted to have them all in the team for this exciting performance.
Doors open at 18.45, concert starts at 19.30
Reserved Nave seating from £18 to £35
Unreserved side aisles from £15 (booking fees apply on purchase)
Concessions available for students
Exeter Cathedral Devon EX1 1HS
Sat 27 August
Contact telephone: 01392 726363 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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