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. The performance time will be around two hours.

We will be performing this piece with a period instrument band, “Concentus Verulamium”, made up of some of the finest players in the London area, and using the Barenreiter edition performing at Baroque pitch.

We also have a young team of soloists, a couple of whom studied with Robert Holingworth, director of I Fagiolini, on the esteemed Early Music Course at York University.
Ellie Bray – Soprano
Nina Vinther – Soprano 2
Dominic Bevan – Tenor
Edward Day – Bass

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.

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St Albans Chamber Choir
St Saviour’s Church
Sandpit Lane, St Albans, AL1 4DF
Saturday 27 April 2024