Bach: B Minor Mass

This is a past concert.

Feb 24, 2017 / 8pm
Jordan Hall

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Feb 26, 2017 / 3pm
Cary Hall, Lexington

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Program Notes (PDF)
Parking and Public Transportation Directions (PDF)

“The greatest soloist in Bach’s Mass is the chorus, and the Cantata Singers are virtually in a class by themselves. Their union of polish and expressivity is an ongoing wonder. Hearing them sing the majestic closing 'Dona nobis pacem' was like seeing the first rays of daylight slowly overtake the night sky, ending in a blaze of radiant sound.” -The Boston Globe, 2007

Cantata Singers returns in February to a piece that continues to be a touchstone for the organization: Bach’s great Mass in B minor. There are two chances to hear Bach’s most profound and enduring choral masterpieces of all time, the first in NEC's Jordan Hall, and the second in Cary Hall in Lexington.

Read Music Director David Hoose's program notes from our past performances of Bach's B Minor Mass:
Friday, March 18, and Sunday, March 20, 2011; Jordan Hall at NEC; David Hoose, conductor
Friday, March 16, and Sunday, March 18, 2007; Jordan Hall at NEC; David Hoose, conductor
Friday, May 9, and Sunday, May 11, 2003; Jordan Hall at NEC; David Hoose, conductor
Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13, 1999; Jordan Hall at NEC; David Hoose, conductor

New England Conservatory musicologist Ellen Exner will give both pre-concert talks, free to all ticketholders, at 7pm on Friday and 2pm on Sunday.
Following the performances, all are welcome at a free post-concert receptions.

Program:
Bach: Mass in B minor

Soloists

2016-2017 Concert Series

Bach and Zelenka
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 / 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall
A Seasonal Celebration
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 / 8pm
Cary Hall, Lexington
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 / 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge
Bach B Minor Mass
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 / 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 / 3pm
Cary Hall, Lexington
Honegger, Wyner, and Weiner
Fri, May 12, 2017 / 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall