BBC Proms
1 Sep 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 63 Prom 63: Bach – Mass in B minor

Prom 63

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19:30 Thursday 1 Sep 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
  • Mass in B minor Mass in B minor Also known as: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (110 mins)

During the last four years of his life, Johann Sebastian Bach worked on a piece that he knew would represent the summation of his life’s work. In the end, the material of Bach’s almighty Mass in B minor was almost two decades in the making – a compilation of some of his finest vocal music woven together with startlingly original new music born of acute inspiration.

William Christie conducts Bach’s Mass with a quartet of soloists and his own ensemble Les Arts Florissants, known for its historically informed and infectiously exciting performances of Baroque music.

There will be no interval

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