Widely considered to be JS Bach's crowning achievement, the Mass in B minor is a monumental hymn of praise that transcends its religious origins, in music that is by turns exuberant, intense, serene and dramatic. With its sublime arias and stirring choruses, it is a moving expression of love and peace.
Bach's B Minor Mass is performed by the choir and orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent, under their founding director Philippe Herreweghe, widely acclaimed for their interpretation of the music of JS Bach. Famed for their lucid yet enormously expressive performances that combine power and subtlety, they are joined by an international gathering of exceptional soloists, all regular Collegium Vocale Gent collaborators.
the choral sound was beautifully focused, the instrumental playing exceptionally clean.
Herreweghe coaxed out playing and singing that was consistently eloquent.
Philippe Herreweghe Conductor
Dorothee Mields Soprano
Hana Blazikova Soprano
Damien Guillon Countertenor
Thomas Hobbs Tenor
Peter Kooij Bass
Bach Mass in B minor