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“Bach’s Mass in B Minor” Michaelmas Concert 2011

Join us for this special performance of  “Bach’s Mass in B Minor” , Conducted by David Leigh, with guest soloists; Elizabeth Hilliard  (Soprano), Sarah Busfield (Soprano), Katie Schofield (Alto), Jack Kinkead (Tenor) and Jeffrey Ledwidge (Bass).

There will be two performances on the 23rd & 24th of November, the concert begins at 8pm in the Examination Hall. Tickets are available at the Door, €15 or €10 [concession].

J. S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor

The Mass in B Minor is a musical setting of the Latin mass by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work is one of Bach’s last compositions, Bach assembled the Mass in its present form in 1749, just before his death in 1750. The Sanctus of the Mass in B minor dates back to 1724. The Kyie and Gloria had been composed as a Luteran Missa in 1733. To complete the work Bach composed  new sections of the Credo such as Et incarnatus est. These were his last major compositions.

The Composition was premiered by the University of Dublin Choral Society in Ireland in 1908,  and this is the first time in 25 years that the Choir performed this work. The Choir has been practicing very hard for these last few weeks and are especially looking forward to performing this beautiful piece.

Join us the 23rd and 24th of november for two performances not to be missed!

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