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Late Great Bach:
Mass in B Minor

OCTOBER 25, 2014 at 8 PM Leipzig

Sinfonia opens our 20th season with J.S. Bach’s monumental mass which many consider to be among the greatest works in all music history. Written late in Bach’s life during his time in Leipzig, the Mass in B Minor represents a compendium of musical riches. Compiled both from past compositions and new movements, the work showcases an array of techniques Bach perfected throughout his lifetime. Join Sinfonia and an all-star cast of soloists for what will be a thrilling evening of some of the greatest music ever composed!

Concert Venue:
Cultural Arts Center

Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Shannon Mercer, soprano
Deborah Rentz-Moore, mezzo-soprano
Sumner Thompson, tenor
John Taylor Ward, bass

“Her [Mercer’s] soprano is bright and agile, and she uses vibrato and ornamentation vividly to extract telling nuances from words and music. Mercer brings equal expressive vibrancy to the amorous, hedonistic and sorrowful feelings.”