Come and hear J.S. Bach's greatest choral work, the Mass in B minor. This masterpiece will be performed by The Canticum Novum Singers on May 13, 2023, 7:30 pm, at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, 145 W. 46th Street, New York City, New York. This will be the choir's final performance, as it concludes its 50th and final season.
Rebecca Myers, soprano
Eliza Sutherland, mezzo-soprano
Gene Stenger, Tenor
Andrew Padgett, Bass
with Baroque Orchestra
Reception to follow.
Item Special Note
Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B Minor sits at the very pinnacle of the achievements of humankind, shoulder to shoulder with such magnificent and breathtakingly inspirational works as the Sistine Chapel, the Pyramids of Giza, the plays of Shakespeare, and the works of the Ballets Russes. Its musical majesty, virtuosic writing, and spiritual breadth have endeared it to generations of performers and audiences alike. In the words of Swiss composer and publisher Hans Georg Nägli, it is "the greatest artwork of all times and people."
Written at the end of his life, the Mass sums the entirety of Bach's career into a transcendent masterpiece of hope and faith.