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Bach B Minor Mass
31 March @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
The Choir’s annual Easter-tide Bach celebrations are becoming an essential annual appointment, ‘bringing new insights to old masterpieces’ (Sydney Morning Herald).
- JS Bach Mass in B Minor
- Brett Weymark conductor
- Janet Todd soprano
- Sally-Anne Russell mezzo soprano
- Andrew Goodwin tenor
- David Greco bass
A performance of the B-minor Mass is always an event. Bach calls for large forces for the vibrant and celebratory colours of the orchestra, including the rare oboe d’amore, horns, trumpets and drums.
The vocalists must also be virtuosos: some of Australia’s most accomplished early music specialists join the Philharmonia Symphony Chorus and Chamber Singers to make an overwhelming sound.
Pre-concert talk: Held 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Northern Foyer, presented in association with Fine Music FM and Sydney Opera House.
Running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes including a 20 minute interval.