AAM Concerts

Bach's Mass in B minor
Experience the culmination of Bach's career with the Choir of The Queen's College Oxford and AAM, led by Owen Rees, in a performance at Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre.

The Mass in B Minor represents the culmination of Bach’s career as a composer of sacred music. Completion of this project was one of his last and largest projects, but within he adapted music that he had written decades earlier. Bach draws together a dazzling array of older and newer styles, from superlative displays of rich counterpoint to modern dance-influenced movements. The texts of the Mass provided him with opportunities for this rich variety and for dramatic juxtapositions of styles and characters.

This concert continues the acclaimed collaboration between the Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford and Academy of Ancient Music, a combination of the finest choral singing and an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music.

Choir and orchestra are conducted by Owen Rees, Director of Music at The Queen's College, whose interpretations of choral music have been hailed as ‘revelatory and even visionary' (BBC Music Magazine).

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Fri 10 May
 | 7.00pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Oxford
Tickets: 
£45 – £5
Programme
Bach
Mass in B minor
Performers
Julia Doyle
soprano
Esther Lay
mezzo-soprano
Guy Cutting
tenor
Ashley Riches
bass-baritone
Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford
Academy of Ancient Music
Owen Rees
conductor
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