Bach B-minor Mass (BWV 232)

Mass in B-Minor (BWV 232) – JS Bach
Friday, March 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 – 8 p.m.
St. Anne’s Church
Performed by the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra
under the direction of J. Ernest Green

Read Ernie’s blog about the B-minor!
Read more about our soloists!

To view a copy of the B-Minor score click here. We recommend the version submitted by the CCARH (from Stanford University)

If you would like to see a copy of Bach’s manuscript to the Mass in B Minor click here and look for the page entitled “Exploring Mass in B Minor.”

For the first time in its history the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra under the direction of J. Ernest Green perform this masterpiece by JS Bach, one of his most beautiful and complex pieces!

This year’s performance will include the “Missa” plus the Sanctus, Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei and the Dona nobis pacem.  In short, everything but the Credo.  This approach gives us a wonderful opportunity to present this piece in a way that will allow you to really “get inside” the music.  Some scholars believe that this version of the Mass in B-minor is close to the version that Bach’s son C.P.E. Bach performed shortly after J.S. Bach’s death in 1750.

To experience JS Bach’s masterwork to the fullest, Live Arts Maryland offers two distinctive musical experiences – choose your favorite and join us.  Both Friday and Saturday include a full performance of the Mass in B-Minor.

Joining Live Arts Maryland are soloists Kimberly Christie, soprano; Catrin Davies, mezzo; Susan Fleming, mezzo; David Murray, baritone; Frederic Rey, tenor; and Caitlin Vincent, soprano.  Organist and Bach expert Larry Molinaro will also perform.

Friday – March 2, 7:30 p.m.
This Casual Friday concert is a more relaxed experience featuring a short talk before the concert and a Q&A with the artists afterward.  For the Bach “B-Minor” we take this concept and expand it so that this event is really an interactive concert.  The evening will still include the short talk about the music at the start of the concert and the Q&A with the artists afterward but, in between, we give you a chance to get further into the music by following along with the score as we perform the music, ask questions in “real time” and see this work not as a museum piece but as living work of art that has limitless performance opportunities.

Saturday – March 3,  8:00 Performance
This evening’s performance is a more traditional concert preceded by a brief pre-concert talk starting at 7:00.  New for this performance, Mr. Green and some of the artists will stay for a little while after the concert for a Q&A.

Tickets will be available at the door for both concerts.  Student Rush free ticket program active.