JS Bach Mass in B minor

Saturday 21 March 2020 at 7:30pm
Sherborne Abbey

with period orchestra led by Alison Bury

Rachel Elliott soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
Nick Hawker tenor
Morgan Pearse baritone

Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is meaning to life after all.

Helmut Walcha

Fortieth anniversary concert

Our fortieth anniversary celebration concert had to be Bach! A rare chance to hear one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the repertoire, regarded by many as the pinnacle of Bach’s great output. It stands alone as the culmination of a lifetime’s work; Bach completed the mass shortly before his death and never heard it performed complete. From the dramatic opening Kyrie to the power of the closing Dona nobis pacem, and the often virtuosic choruses in between, it is technically awe-inspiring yet life-affirming music.

We’re joined by a period orchestra of some of the finest players in the country and four top soloists for this monumental work.

Tickets on sale now online and from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne, 01935 815341, priced £5-£20