Live from London Spring – JS Bach, Mass in B minor

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Live from London Spring – JS Bach, Mass in B minor

Celebrate Easter Day with a performance of J.S. Bach’s exuberant and life-affirming Mass in B Minor, in the magnificent surroundings of the Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London.

VOCES8’s artistic director Barnaby Smith will conduct a world-class cast: the Academy of Ancient Music led by baroque violinist Rachel Podger, with soloists Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Jeremy Budd and Matthew Brook singing alongside VOCES8.

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We’re delighted to be rejoining the Live from London series for Live from London Spring, a groundbreaking online festival of ten concerts, broadcast live in stunning HD from festival organiser VOCES8’s home in central London and additional venues around the world.

Blossoming from Valentine’s Day through Passiontide, International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, and culminating in a flourish of creativity for Earth Day, the festival sows seeds for a summer of re-growth. Featuring a stunning line-up of ensembles and soloists opening vistas to fresh, new landscapes, Live from London Spring also presents much-loved works including Barber’s Dover Beach, Allegri’s Miserere, Faurés’s Requiem among others. The Academy of Ancient Music performs Bach’s magisterial Mass in B minor with guest leader Rachel Podger and a glittering lineup of soloists on Easter Sunday, as well as joining Stephen Fry to perform Paul Smith’s The Winter House.

Festival headliners include Stile AnticoDame Emma Kirkby, the English Chamber OrchestraJason Max Ferdinand (The Aeolians), VOCES8Rachel PodgerApollo5I Fagiolini, the Carducci QuartetJonathan Dove, pianist Joanna MacGregor and a host of superb soloists including Carolyn SampsonJeremy BuddMatthew Brook and Frederick Long.

Live from London is designed to reunite the world’s many musicians and audiences with much needed concerts, and to raise money for artists, venues, choirs and festivals to cover C-19 losses. Purchasing your season tickets directly from the Academy of Ancient Music benefits the orchestra at no additional cost to you; on behalf of us all, thank you and enjoy the festival!

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Rachel Podger — guest leader
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Iestyn Davies — countertenor
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Carolyn Sampson — soprano
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Jeremy Budd — tenor
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Matthew Brook — bass-baritone
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Barnaby Smith — director
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VOCES8
Concert details
JS Bach Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Rachel Podger guest leader
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Carolyn Sampson soprano
Jeremy Budd tenor
Matthew Brook bass-baritone
Barnaby Smith director
VOCES8
Academy of Ancient Music
Concert dates
Live-stream (The Church of St Bartholomew the Great), London
Sunday, 04 April 2021 | 7:00pm
Tickets: Season tickets: £80.00
Live-stream (The Church of St Bartholomew the Great), London
Sunday, 04 April 2021 | 7:00pm
Tickets: Individual ticket: £12.50