Bach Collegium Japan Residency: Mass in B Minor

8 April 2016 / 19:30

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Masaaki Suzukiís Bach Collegium Japan begins its first major UK residency with Bachís supreme choral achievement: the B Minor Mass.

Under the direction of founder Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan has built a worldwide reputation in Baroque sacred music. Thereís no mightier spiritual or artistic challenge than Bachís transcendent Mass setting Ė but few living performers are better-equipped to tackle it.

Itís a suitably inspired opening to the first major UK residency by the Collegium; launching a weekend of concerts devoted to the composer at the centre of Suzukiís musical life. According to Gramophone Suzukiís Bach cantata cycle for BIS records Ďreaches, you might say, those parts that other performances do notí, so any chance to hear these artists in the B minor Mass is a truly special occasion.

Programme & Performers

Bach Mass in B minor

Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Rachel Nicholls†soprano
Joanne Lunn soprano
Robin Blaze alto
Colin Balzer tenor
Dominik WŲrner bass

Please note: Rachel Nicholls replaces Hana BlaěŪkovŠ as soprano for this concert.

More concerts by the† Bach Collegium Japan :

Sat 9 Apr - Bach Collegium Japan Residency: Exploring Bach
Sat 9 Apr - Bach Collegium Japan Residency: Jesu meine Freude
Sat 9 Apr - Bach Collegium Japan Residency: Magnificat

Part of Bach Collegium Japan Residency 2016

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Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

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