14 Jan 2017 11:00-17:00 - Caversham Heights Methodist Church

Reading Bach Choir is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, one of the highlights of which will be a performance of Bach’s B minor mass. This was the first piece the Choir performed in January 1967. It has been described as “the mightiest choral piece ever written” and “the greatest musical work of art of all time and all nations”. In preparation for this, and as an opportunity for other singers to experience its glories, we are running a workshop on some of the choruses.

Following the day’s rehearsals there will be an informal performance at 4 pm. Non-singing guests are welcome to attend for a fee of £5.

The workshop will be directed by Matthew Hamilton, the choir’s brilliant conductor. Matthew loves Bach’s choral music and directed us in an inspirational performance of the St John Passion at Douai Abbey in February 2013. Sadly he has decided to leave us at the end of this season and we will be looking for a replacement Musical Director. This could be your last chance to experience his inspiration.

The charge for the day will be £20 a head which will include tea and coffee throughout the day. Please make your own arrangements for lunch. We will be using the Bärenreiter edition of the Mass. If you need to hire the music that will be an additional £1.50, and if you would like it in advance, the postage will be £3.

If you would like to come, the application form is below. You can print it and send it by post or cut and paste it into an E-mail.

If you have any queries, please contact Barbara Morris on 0118 987 1452 or by e-mail at sowmor@waitrose.com

Application for Workshop on 14th January 2017

Please Click Here for an application form, complete and return this, with your payment, to: B Minor, 24 New Road, Reading, RG1 5JD.