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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This atmospheric choral masterpiece was the composer's first sacred work and one of the most ambitious and extensive to be composed before Bach. Written three years before becoming maestro di cappella at St Mark's in Venice, its brilliant display of style, rich choruses and moving arias showcase Monteverdi's genius as the 'Father of opera.'The English ConcertThe English Cornett & Sackbutt EnsembleGarsington...

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