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Worcester Festival Choral Society was proud to bring J.S.Bach’s celebrated Mass in B minor to the magnificent surroundings of Worcester Cathedral on Saturday 21st March.
The Mass in B minor, which took Johann Sebastian Bach over 25 years to complete, is a glittering compilation of the composer’s ‘greatest hits’ and includes the music that he felt represented his art at its very best. Never performed in its entirety in his lifetime, today the Mass has become one of the most celebrated choral masterpieces of the Baroque period.
Worcester Festival Choral Society performed the Mass in B minor as the last concert of its 2014-15 season, supported by the acclaimed Meridian Sinfonia orchestra. The concert also featured internationally renowned soloists Julie Cooper (Soprano), Helen Parker (Soprano), William Purefoy (Countertenor), Tom Robson (Tenor) and Colin Campbell (Bass). Peter Nardone, Organist and Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral, was the conductor.
Ben Cooper, Chairman of Worcester Festival Choral Society, confirmed: “This was one of our most stunning concerts of recent years. We had five, truly outstanding professional soloists, and the orchestra’s period instruments, which play at Baroque pitch, lent a warm, authentic feel. Added to the wonderful, complex choral music itself, it was an unforgettable musical event.”
A list of all our previous concerts from 1990 onwards can be see here
To see the old flyers from previous concerts click here