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Collegium Vocale Gent

Bach. Mass in B minor

vocal
Fri 12 May 2017 20.00
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.35

Part of Abo Vocaal and Abo Classics

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An astounding cross section of Bach's impressive oeuvre

With his Mass in B minor, Bach made an astounding contribution to the oldest genre of church music: the Latin Mass. For fifteen years this composition was a work-in-progress. What started off in 1733 as a Missa brevis - limited to a Kyrie and Gloria – gradually developed into a Missa solemnis for five-part choir, vocal soloists and large orchestra. For this, the Thomas Cantor browsed extensively through his catalogue of spiritual and secular cantatas, smuggling the most beautiful of them into this high mass. It reads like a cross section of Bach's impressive oeuvre. His Mass in B minor is a cathedral built on indestructible foundations. Sometimes it’s redolent of the old counterpoint of Palestrina, at other times of the expressive richness and vitality of the Baroque. Collegium Vocale Gent return to this pinnacle of musical and emotional depth.

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programme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Mass in B minor, BWV232

performers

Collegium Vocale Gent: choir & orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe: conductor
Hannah Morrison: soprano
Hana Blažíková: soprano
Alex Potter: countertenor
Sebastian Kohlhepp: tenor
Peter Kooij: bass

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Collegium Vocale Gent: choir & orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe: conductor
Hannah Morrison: soprano
Hana Blažíkov...

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Fri 12 May 2017 20.00
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.35

Part of Abo Vocaal and Abo Classics

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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