Mass in B minor
with Elizabeth Blumenstock, Guest Concertmaster
Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 6:00 P.M.
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby Street, Houston
For tickets, click HERE to go to The Hobby Center box office or call 713-315-2525.
Fresh back from their tour of Germany, the Bach Choir joins the Bach Orchestra to perform the zenith of Bach’s output, the Mass in B minor. Archived by son Carl Philipp Emanuel as "The Great Catholic Mass," Johann Sebastian’s masterpiece may have began as an attempt to bridge the gap between Lutherans and Catholics. Yet its completion only a year before Bach’s death shows not only his tremendous skill as one of the world’s greatest composers, but his deep spirituality that was expressed through his music. With five splendid soloists, trumpet fanfares, sweet flute melodies, and virtuosic string writing, the Mass in B minor is one of the masterpieces that has defined western music for over 200 years.
BACH Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Rick Erickson, Conductor
Elizabeth Blumenstock, Guest Concertmaster
Alexandra Nowakowski, Soprano
Renée Rybolt, Soprano
Ryland Angel, Countertenor
Tony Boutté, Tenor
Joe Chappel, Baritone