Monday, 23 March 2015

Bach Mass in B minor at Westminster Cathedral

By way of update to an earlier post on this topic, see the following video of part of the choral ensemble (London Oratory School Schola Cantorum) rehearsing for the performance of Bach's Mass in B minor this Thursday 26 March 2015.

I've never heard a full performance of the Mass using a men (or "choral scholars") and boys choir (although the recording by The King's Consort springs to mind, parts of which I have heard). However, apparently the Thomanerchor accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester under Georg Christop Biller recorded the work last year - below is a preview and probably a good guide to what the Westminster Cathedral concert may sound like.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

A flippant post

but really ...

Only it has all been done before, and much better too