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Culmination: Mass in B Minor

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
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J.S. Bach:
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
One of the crowning glories of Bach’s career and considered by many the Consort’s trademark piece, the Mass in B Minor is a work that is truly in a class by itself. Completed during the last years of the composer’ s life, the Mass brings together a range of techniques and musical forms that offer both a compendium of Baroque style and of Bach’s own lifework. Ending the celebration of the Consort’s 40th anniversary, it stands among that rarified category of masterpieces that are truly inexhaustible and forever new.

Gwendolyn Toth, Conductor

Gwendolyn Toth is the director of ARTEK, an early music ensemble acclaimed for its recording of Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo. She is a harpsichordist and organist who performs and records regularly on historic organs of the Netherlands.
Laura Choi Stuart, soprano
Rebecca Kellerman, soprano
Roger O. Isaacs, countertenor
Matthew Hill, tenor
Mark Duer, baritone

This program will run approximately 125 minutes.

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Founded in 1977 by the late J. Reilly Lewis, the Washington Bach Consort is a professional chorus and orchestra noted for its performances of 18th-Century music on period instruments. Its mission is to perform to the highest artistic standards the music of J.S. Bach and his Baroque contemporaries.