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)
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.