June 17, 2019

Cappella Cantorum to Present Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” Concert at VRHS, Sunday

Music Director/Conductor and co-founder of Cappella Cantorum, Barry B. Asch

The one hundred voice Cappella Cantorum will present J.S. Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. at Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT with a professional Chamber Orchestra and Soloists.  The chorus is conducted by its co-founder Barry B. Asch.

Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” is widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music.  He loved God and music with all of his heart, soul, and mind.  This man of few words said nothing about himself or his feelings.  The work was one of his last, although much of it was made of music that Bach had composed earlier.  He assembled the Mass in its present form in 1749, just before his death in 1750.  He never heard the “Mass in B Minor” performed in its entirety.  In terms of its origin, the B Minor Mass is an enigma—a Latin work by a Protestant that is impracticable in both the Roman and Lutheran liturgies.

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors and students at the door.  Advance sales are reduced.  Call 860-767-8452 for tickets and information.

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