Grand Baroque V : Bach Mass in B minor

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Saturday, 27 August 2022
Exeter Cathedral

The biennial Grand Baroque series returns with a flourish in 2022, bringing perhaps the most grand of all baroque works to life in Exeter Cathedral,

Mass in B minor by JS Bach
The work will be recreated in the expert hands of BEMP’s principal director JanJoost van Elburg with a hand picked choir of singers from all over the UK and western Europe. The orchestra will be led by Oliver Webber with members of the Monteverdi String Band and other invited players from this country’s wealth of expert period instrumentalists.   JanJoost is a consummate and widely acknowledged interpreter of Bach’s work.

The soloists Amy Haworth (soprano), Mark Dobell (tenor) and bass, Jimmy Holliday are all highly versatile performers in their own right, working with ensembles such as The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars. Gabrieli Consort  and other prominent vocal groups:  counter tenor Guy James of the Gesualdo Six is a rising star in the early music world.  We are delighted to have them all in the team for this exciting performance.