Thursday 2 August 2012
7.30pm – c9.55pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera, Proms on TV

  • J. S. Bach

    Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (110 mins)
    • Joélle Harvey soprano
    • Carolyn Sampson soprano
    • Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
    • Ed Lyon tenor
    • Matthew Rose bass
    • Choir of the English Concert
    • The English Concert
    • Harry Bicket conductor

About this event

Having restored choral music to the forefront of his ensemble’s recent activities, Baroque specialist Harry Bicket returns to the Proms hotfoot from the 2012 Leipzig Bachfest with one of music’s great milestones.

Since its rediscovery by 19th-century Romantics, Bach’s Mass in B minor has been continually reimagined, most recently with an injection of period-style agility and buoyancy. Still the mysteries remain, as befits a testament through which the composer seemingly intended to carve out his unique place in cultural history.

There will be one interval

 

Discover the Music

Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Suzy Klein talks about Bach's B minor mass.

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