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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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San Francisco Symphony and Chorus: Ragnar Bohlin Conducts Bach's B Minor Mass
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4.5 average rating
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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

Kyrie and Gloria were muddy and not loud enough to be heard over orchestra. A symphony hall squawk box message errantly boomed between movements until cut off. After intermission, Credo was a bit louder and finally balanced with orchestra and...continued

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Karen Willcox
39 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 19 2011

A beautifully sung baroque concert. Very moving.

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6 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 18 2011

Excellent choral work and beautiful orchestral performance. Bach got his due! Ellen S.

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Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Susan Key, begins one hour prior to concerts.
“And if there was a star of Friday’s show, it was the Chorus itself. Nothing was oversung or underdone; the group’s singing was … lit up from the inside." —San Jose Mercury News


Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

Abigail Nims, soprano

Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor

Shenyang, bass-baritone

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus


Bach: Mass in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor occupies an elite stratum alongside Western civilization’s most outstanding artistic accomplishments. A masterpiece of the finest order, the Mass epitomizes the composer’s supreme artistry.