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Jul 30

Bach Mass in B minor with Emma Kirkby

With Emma Kirkby, Andrew Tortise and 7 more artists at Wells Cathedral


Saturday 30 July 2011 at 7:00pm


Wells Cathedral
Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom

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Bach Mass in B minor

Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Tim Mead (countertenor)
Andrew Tortise (tenor)
Samuel Evans (bass)
Canzona (director - Theresa Caudle)
Graham Caldbeck (conductor)
Somerset Chamber Choir

Bach's B minor Mass is unequalled in the world of choral music - no other work combines such grand choruses, intimate solo arias & duets and moments of pure spine-tingling harmonic changes to such awe-inspiring effect as this work, Bach's musical testament.
So much of the music cannot help but create a feeling of joy - the most glorious 'Gloria' ever written, complete with sparkling trumpets, the wonderfully sumptuous 'Sanctus', the amazing emergence of 'Et Resurrexit' from the preceding sublime 'Crucifixus' to name a few of the musical treasures to be found in this masterpiece.

World-renowned soprano (and Somerset Chamber Choir Patron) Emma Kirkby heads a cast of impressive soloists - Tim Mead (countertenor), Andrew Tortise (tenor) and Samuel Evans (bass) - and will join stylish baroque ensemble Canzona and Somerset Chamber Choir under conductor Graham Caldbeck in this performance.

This has all the ingredients for a very special not-to-missed evening of music-making. Early booking is recommended!

Tickets (priced £10-£28) are available from Taunton TIC (01823 336344) or online at www.somersetchamberchoir.org.uk

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