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Bach Mass in B minor. Saturday 10th March 2018

Bach Mass in B minor

Saturday 10 March 2018, 7.45pm
​Nottingham Cathedral
Tickets: £18, £15, £10 available from Cathedral House online or 0115 953 9839

J. S. Bach’s intensely dramatic Mass in B Minor is one of the great monuments of Western classical music. Through its sheer scale and grandeur, together with the ineffable beauty of the music, it is unsurprising that the Mass in B Minor has been described as ‘the greatest musical work of art of all times and nations.’

Experience the raw power and majesty of Bach’s Mass in B Minor in the beautiful setting of Nottingham’s Pugin-designed Cathedral with superlative young soloists - Charlotte Brosnan soprano, Roderick Morris counter-tenor, James Lister tenor, Andrew Randall bass - the Nottingham Cathedral Choir, and Helix Ensemble, directed by Alex Patterson.

Further information is available from Alex Patterson

For more information please follow this link: https://www.nottinghamcathedralmusic.com/mass-in-b

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On Saturday 10 th March 2018 at 7.30pm in St Matthew’s Church, Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4RY the
Northampton Bach Choir are promoting a concert performance of Mahler Symphony No.2 Resurrection in the
transcription for organ, soloists and chorus prepared by David Briggs. Originally composed for a large chorus and
an orchestra of over 100 players this amazing transcription will be performed by David Briggs on one of his rare
visits to the UK, where all the orchestral parts are performed by the two hands and two feet of one organist!
David, who was the Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral, is now a freelance international concert organist
and is known across the globe for his brilliant organ transcriptions of symphonic music by composers such as
Bach, Bruckner, Elgar, Ravel, Schubert, Tchaikovsky and – of course – Mahler. He has transcribed (and recorded)
both of Elgar’s Symphonies and five of Mahler’s Symphonies (Nos. 2,3,5,6 and 8) and his transcription of Mahler’s
Symphony No.4 will be premièred at King’s College, Cambridge, in February 2018. He is currently Artist-in-
Residence at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York City, and is Organist Emeritus of both Gloucester and
Truro Cathedrals.
David himself will be playing the 4 manual Walker Organ in St Matthew’s for this performance and the
Northampton Bach Choir will be joined by singers from other local choirs to form a chorus of some 250. The
soprano soloist will be Alison Roddy, and the mezzo soprano part will be sung by Jeanette Ager, both
international opera and concert soloists. Because of the nature of this Symphony, there will be a large video
screen, visible from all the central seats and many of the side aisle seats, which will enable the audience to see as
well as hear the organist at work.
I really hope that you would like to avail yourself of this opportunity to hear one of the most brilliant concert
organists playing the fantastic organ in St Matthew’s Church in this incredible transcription. Tickets for this rare
performance are priced at £16 (with a concession to £14 for Senior Citizens) and £5 for Students, can be obtained
from the Choir Box Office on 01536 398619, Online at www.wegottickets.com/northamptonbachchoir or from St
Giles Music, St Giles Terrace, Northampton, NN12BN, Tel: 01604 250905. Early booking is advised as it is expected
that this performance will attract a large audience.

Further information is available from Mark Gibson

For more information please follow this link: Tickets

For more information please follow this link: Bach Choir Website

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LANGLAIS FESTIVAL SUMMER CHORAL WEEK. Saturday 21st July 2018 to Friday 27th July 2018



directed by
with DAVID BEDNALL (organ)
HILARY JONES (vocal coach)
and COLIN SPINKS (repetiteur)

Saturday 21 st to Friday 27 th July 2018

- to study and perform choral works by Jean Langlais, his contemporaries, those who influenced him and those he has influenced, together with great music of the Anglican tradition
- to bring experienced singers together in the Breton village where Langlais was born
- to work intensively with living composers who are professionals of the highest calibre
- to perform in three events during the Langlais International Festival 2018
For the past ten years, we have run a successful and unique choral week under the expert leadership of Malcolm Archer, and we shall be repeating it in 2018. We are now seeking to recruit experienced singers who can expect to make good music in convivial surroundings and, in the process, become le Chœur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais.

Please see the "poster" pdf linked below for more details and an application form

Further information is available from Brenda Dean,

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