The Saint James's Singers
The Saint James’s Singers present Johann Sebastian Bach’s B Minor Mass on Saturday, 7 October 2023, commencing at 7.30pm.
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The Saint James’s Singers perform their final concert on Saturday 7th October in St Mary’s Warwick. They will perform what their founder and conductor for 38 years, Julian Harris, describes as “the greatest ever choral work, J S Bach’s Mass in B Minor, the most full and expansive setting of the Mass ever written”. Bach completed the Mass in 1749, the year before his death. It was likely never performed in its entirety during Bach’s lifetime. Its earliest documented complete performance took place in 1859.
The Mass in B Minor is a choral Everest adored by singers and audiences alike. Movement after movement demonstrate Bach’s sublime skills. There are rousing and joyous climactic choruses, complex fugues with astonishing richness of texture, and emotional highs in the mighty Sanctus and the powerful final Dona Nobis Pacem – in short a positive feast of choral music.
The professional musicians of the Saint James’s Players will be joined by four wonderful soloists: rising stars Mollie Smith (soprano) and Christopher Willougby (tenor), and audience favourites, Alexandra Gibson (alto) and Jack Holton (bass).
The Saint James’s Players will be playing authentic instruments, and the choir will be joined by the young voices of the graduates of the Junior Saint James’s Singers.