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7:30 pm Saturday 9 October 2021
St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Mass in B Minor BWV 232

Conductor Richard Mayo
English Heritage Chamber Orchestra

Tickets in advance: £15 through www.eventbrite.co.uk or on the door

Bach’s B Minor Mass comes to Piccadilly on 9th October 2021. After the lonely silence imposed by COVID, Dulwich Chamber Choir will celebrate its 10th anniversary and return to singing in public with this refreshment of the soul.

Described by Hans Georg Nägeli in the 19th century as “…the greatest musical work of all times and all people” (“…..des größten musikalischen Kunstwerkes aller Zeiten und Völker”), this two hour treasure chest includes some of Bach’s finest writing.

The Mass in B minor represents a remarkable compendium of musical style from almost the entirety of Bach’s exceptional musical and compositional career. Embracing the antique and modern styles of the period, it is a work that is among the very greatest of pieces of music from perhaps the very greatest of composers. Though never performed in its entirety during Bach’s lifetime, it is a work that moves and transports the listener and performer alike.

Video Recordings

Saturday, 3 May 2014 at All Saint’s Church, West Dulwich
Brahms – Geistliches Lied – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_m1nHxoY0Y

Saturday, 8 June 2013 All Saints Church, West Dulwich
Rachmaninov’s Vespers
Watch Number 6 at this link  http://youtu.be/AECt8vXjzhw
Watch Number 7 at this link  http://youtu.be/V9tYaELapdw
Watch Number 8 at this link  http://youtu.be/wF6AP1dJ-cg