Bach – B Minor Mass, Saturday 27th April, 7:30pm

The Mass in B minor (German: h-Moll-Messe), BWV 232, is an extended setting of the Mass ordinary by Johann Sebastian Bach. The composition was completed in 1749, the year before the composer’s death, and was to a large extent based on earlier work, such as a Sanctus Bach had composed in 1724.

As usual for its time, the composition is formatted as a Neapolitan mass, consisting of a succession of choral movements with a broad orchestral accompaniment, and sections in which a more limited group of instrumentalists accompanies one or more vocal soloists. Among the more unusual characteristics of the composition is its scale: a total performance time of around two hours, and a scoring consisting of two groups of SATB singers and an orchestra featuring an extended winds section, strings and Basso continuo.

Please join us at the back of the church for nibbles and drinks post concert.

A full programme booklet will be available on the door.

Book now
St Albans Chamber Choir
St Saviour’s Church
Sandpit Lane, St Albans, AL1 4DF
Saturday 27 April 2024
7:30pm