J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor

May 31, 2014, 8:00 pm
Jordan Hall

New England Conservatory
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston MA 02115

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Considered one of Bach’s greatest works—and one of the greatest choral works by anyone—the Mass in B Minor brings together skills Bach refined throughout his life. He completed it in 1749, the year before his death. Bach scholar Christoph Wolff wrote that it is “a summary of his writing for voice, not only in its variety of styles, compositional devices, and range of sonorities, but also in its high level of technical polish.” With soloists and full orchestra. Soloists: Teresa Wakim, Soprano I; Elisabeth Marshall, Soprano II; Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Jason McStoots, tenor*; and David McFerrin, bass. (* Tenor Matthew Anderson withdrew due to illness.)

 

 

Boston Musical Intelligencer: “Chorus pro Musica gave a fine account of Bach’s music. The singers had mastered the challenges of this work and were solid throughout. The chorus… achieved a sense of intimacy and captured the depth of the music expressing this central tenet of the Christian mystery; their engagement and execution in this movement were sublime.”