B MINOR MASS
ASSEMBLY HALL THEATRE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
JS BACH Mass in B minor
Rebecca Miller conductor
Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society
The first publisher of Bach’s epic Mass called it ‘the greatest work of art of all times and nations’. In the 270 years that have passed, it might be expected that such a glowing review would fade, eclipsed by centuries of musical innovation and evolution. And yet the Mass in B minor remains a landmark in Western music, a cathedral of sound, whatever your faith.
It is a consecration of a whole life, a biography of every remarkable emotional, stylistic and technical contribution Bach made to music.