Bath Bach Festival - B Minor Mass

‘The greatest musical work of art of all times and nations’ (Hans Nägeli), heralds our return to the ancient Roman spa town of Bath following our performance at last season’s Mozart festival. It is astounding to think that such a work can have gone unheard in its complete form for 100 years after Bach’s death.

The English Concert
The Erebus Ensemble
Harry Bicket director/organ/harpsichord
Lucy Crowe soprano
Anna Harvey alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Ashley Riches bass-baritone

Bach B Minor Mass BWV 232

‘The greatest musical work of art of all times and nations’ (Hans Nägeli), heralds our return to the ancient Roman spa town of Bath following our performance at last season’s Mozart festival. It is astounding to think that such a work can have gone unheard in its complete form for 100 years after Bach’s death.

BBC Proms 2012

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Barbican, London

Uniting some of Handel’s greatest music with all-star casts, directed by Artistic Director Harry Bicket and with our virtuosic orchestra in full flight, it is an unmissable event. With Ariodante and Rinaldo in most recent seasons, now comes the turn of Semele; a tale of adultery and revenge amongst Gods.The English ConcertHarry Bicket director/harpsichordBrenda Rae SemeleElizabeth...

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Wigmore Hall, London

All three are based on the favourite chorale of the time, Veni redemptor gentium (as translated by Luther). Despite the chorale’s medieval origins, BWV 61 shows the influence of the avant-garde French Ouverture. In BWV 62 he turns to Vivaldian concerti for inspiration, while in BWV 36 the ancient tune is knitted into the very genetic heart of the music. In each case the results are joyous in their...

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St John's Smith Square, London

His skilful crafting of the Messa per il Santíssimo Natale, with double choirs and such variety of colour and texture, is enough to leave us searching the archives for even more treasures.The English ConcertChoir of The English ConcertLaurence Cummings director/organCecilia Osmond sopranoRebecca Outram sopranoHelen Charlston altoNick Pritchard tenorMarcus Farnsworth baritoneScarlatti Messa per il...

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Wigmore Hall, London

Muffat moves his own chess pieces in his quest to unite the styles of France, Italy and Germany, while Bach offers one of his timeless masterpieces. Christian Curnyn returns to direct the orchestra with much-loved repertoire.The English ConcertChristian Curnyn director/harpsichordNadja Zwiener violinTuomo Suni violinHandel Concerto Grosso in D Op.6, No.5 HWV 323Purcell Suite from Dioclesian Z627Bach...

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