Performance of Bach's masterpiece by Exeter Bach Society
PUBLISHED: 16:40 16 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:01 20 February 2013
It took J. S. Bach more than half his lifetime to compose and assemble the music of this masterpiece, his Mass in B minor, yet sadly he never heard the Mass as a whole himself.
It took J. S. Bach more than half his lifetime to compose and assemble the music of this masterpiece, his Mass in B minor, yet sadly he never heard the Mass as a whole himself. Opportunities to perform the entire work were few and far between. The first complete performance was given in Leipzig in 1859 and in Britain by the London Bach Choir in 1876.
Now, 135 years later, local audiences have the opportunity to hear this magnificent work performed by the Exeter Bach Society choir and orchestra on Saturday 2 April at St Davids Church. The conductor is Nicholas Marshall, Musical Director of the EBS, and the young soloists are from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Tickets are 15 unreserved (concessions for students and people on benefits) available online from Roger Churchward (01392 468867), Opus Classical (01393 214044), WeGotTickets via www.exeterbachsociety.org.uk, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St, Exeter (01392 667080) or, if still available, at the church door.