Bach’s crowning masterpiece, on which he continued to work for the last 17 years of his life, is in the words of Professor Christoph Wolff, “the summa not only of Bach’s vocal music, but of all his sacred music.” Considered the Consort’s “signature” piece, the Mass in B Minor has never ceased to be an inspiration. One reviewer wrote of the Consort’s most recent performance: “…it was a night to remember: From start to finish, this chamber-size group of choristers, orchestra and soloists… made that leap beyond human abilities, which Bach demands, with compassion, tonal beauty and a sense of inevitable momentum. … [with] music-making so magnificent and moving that the audience took a second to gasp at the end before its cheers.” (The Washington Post)
Date: October 4, 2009
Time: 3 P.M.
Location: National Presbyterian Church
$20 – $55