J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor BWV232 Tickets
About J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor BWV232
In his Harris Theater for Music and Dance conducting debut, Dinis Sousa will lead the choral masterpieces: J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor and Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Bach’s Mass in B minor, composed towards the end of his life, serves as a compendium of all the styles and approaches he took throughout his decades of music-making. In his setting of the Latin text of the mass, Bach’s resolve was not merely to mime the gestures of belief and to interpret doctrine via music of his own invention, but to extend the very range of music’s possibilities. Through such exploration, he sought to make sense of the world in which he lived and whatever lay behind it. From the opening collective cry of “Kyrie” to the winding fugues and ultimate radiance of “Dona nobis pacem,” the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists reveal all the variety of a work that encompasses wild virtuosity, immeasurable pathos, and exuberant joy.