11 Feb 2017 19:30 - The Concert Hall

Orchestra Con Amici Barocco

Soprano: Susanna Hurrell
Mezzo Soprano: Ciara Hendrick
Tenor: Thomas Hobbs
Bass: Edward Grint

Bach’s B Minor Mass has been described as “The mightiest choral piece ever written”, “The greatest musical work of art of all time and all nations” and “The most remarkable allegory of human existence”.

To mark their 50th anniversary, the Reading Bach Choir returns to the 25th January 1967, the date of their first concert. On a Wednesday evening they attracted an audience of 1000 to Reading Town Hall to hear the Mass in B Minor – a remarkable achievement! That ambition has continued through their 50 year history and to mark the anniversary the choir perform the Mass once more, in the same place and within a few days of that first concert date.

During the last four years of his life, Johann Sebastian Bach worked on a piece that he knew would represent the summation of his life’s work. In the end, the material of Bach’s almighty Mass in B minor was a compilation of some of his finest vocal music, woven together with startlingly original new music born of acute inspiration.

Tickets are Full £25, Over 60 and students £20, under 18 £5.

E-mail tickets@readingbachchoir.org.uk
Phone 0118 947 8097

Go to http://www.wegottickets.com/event/384060 or http://www.readingarts.com/tickets-reading (booking fees apply)