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Prom 48: Late-Night Bach

With the BBC Singers and the Academy of Ancient Music conducted by David Hill. Bach: Mass in G minor, BWV235; Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV1047; Magnificat in D, BWV243.

The BBC Singers, the Academy of Ancient Music and David Hill, live at the BBC Proms

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Bach: Mass in G minor (BWV 235)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major (BWV 1047)
Bach: Magnificat in D major (BWV 243)

Sophie Bevan (soprano)
Rebecca Evans (soprano)
Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Nicky Spence (tenor)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
BBC Singers
Academy of Ancient Music
David Hill (conductor)

Bach's much-loved Magnificat, bright with fanfares and lively with dance rhythms, is paired with the composer's Mass in G minor in this Late Night Prom by the BBC Singers and the Academy of Ancient Music. Though sometimes overlooked, Bach's Lutheran Masses are a treasure-trove of melody, borrowing their themes from the best of Bach's own cantatas. Completing the programme is the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, with its muscular textures and brilliant brass and wind colours.

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 26th August at 2pm.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in G minor, BWV 235

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.

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