Sunday 24th November 2019
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets from £14.50, Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)
Sunday 24 November 2019 - 5pm
Approximate finishing time = 7.15pm
Bach - B minor Mass, BMV 232
Sir Mark Elder
Mary Bevan, soprano
Alice Coote, alto (Hallé Associate Artist)
Madeleine Shaw, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Morgan Pearse, baritone
Although Bach’s B minor Mass was compiled and rearranged from earlier works by the composer during his last years, it has come to stand as one of the pinnacles of the entire repertoire. It waited over a century for its first complete performance, and was described by its first publisher as ‘the greatest musical work of art of all times and nations’. The Hallé Choir, on tremendous form, are keenly anticipating working with Sir Mark, exploring together this monument to Bach’s genius. Alice Coote joins a star cast of soloists; the orchestral writing is particularly brilliant, with many opportunities for Hallé Principals to shine in the instrumental solos that grace the arias and duets.
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