International Concert Series: Armonico Consort
Friday 6 March, 7.30pm
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***** Naked Byrd, The Independent
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|Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra|
|Soprano||Elin Manahan Thomas|
|Bach||Mass in B Minor||110'|
Pictures: Christopher Monks, Elin Manahan Thomas and Armonico Consort
It could be argued that J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor should have been titled ‘Bach’s Greatest Hits’, for that is what Bach himself aimed to achieve with this masterpiece. Composed over the final 25 years of his life and completed just one year before he died, the Mass is scattered with music and references that Bach considered to be his best work, or movements which he had allowed to develop over time and had returned to ‘perfect’ at a later date.
Never performed complete in his lifetime, the work is in effect Bach’s own self-obituary, how he wanted to be remembered by the world. If you have never heard it live, this is absolutely one concert you must not miss.
‘It is the best of him, and it helps bring out the best in us.’
PRE-CONCERT TALK: Dr Jonathan James illustrates and discusses the programme.
6:30pm - 7pm | Lefel 1
One hour before each of our concerts we have a 30-minute insight into the music and the context to the performance. These popular events are accessible and informative and a great way to get more from your concert experience.
Please note, there will be no interval at this concert.
|Standard Price||£25.00 all seats|
|Children Under 16 (Tickets offered subject to availability)||FREE with every full price paying adult. Additional child's ticket - £5.00 each|
|Friends of St David's Hall | Claimants | Disabled people plus one companion||£19.00|
|Students (Student ID must be produced on collection of tickets.) & Under 26s||£5.00|
|Wheelchair user plus one companion (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444)||Stalls seats @ £19.00 each ticket|
NB. This concert is not part of the International Concert Series packages.
Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.