JS Bach MASS IN B minor: Victoria Philharmonic Choir, Anne Grimm, Nathaniel Watson, Benjamin Butterfield, Sarah Fryer, Merrie Klazek, Soile Stratkauskas , Katrina Russell , David Stratkauskas , Peter Butterfield
If a musical work’s greatness can be judged by its ability to reveal something...
If a musical work’s greatness can be judged by its ability to reveal something new no matter how many times we hear or perform it, Bach’s Mass in B minor truly is one of the major achievements in the history of human creativity. Completed in 1749, not long before the composer’s death, it is a profound final statement of Bach’s deep faith and his musical invention and mastery – and so filled with joyous tunes it’s hard not to get up and dance in the aisles of the concert hall!
The Victoria Philharmonic Choir and conductor Peter Butterfield are thrilled to present this transcendent work again for the first time since our well-received 2012 performance. Distinguished soloists Anne Grimm, Sarah Fryer, Benjamin Butterfield and Nathaniel Watson join us, along with an orchestra of 22 players, including trumpeter Merrie Klazek and baroque specialists Soile Stratkauskas (flute), Katrina Russell (bassoon), and David Stratkauskas on continuo organ.