‘nothing but delight’ – review of Bach Mass in B Minor

‘Ex Cathedra’s performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor in this perfect (and packed) venue was refreshingly light, airy and reflective of this amazing score… Everything smoothly choreographed as ever, soloists emerged naturally from the choir… nothing but delight…’

‘The Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra provided colourful support. Particularly outstanding were the the dulcet flutes, Kate Aldridge’s agile double bass, and Anneke Scott’s orotund yet balletic natural horn solo over chugging bassoons in the Gloria’s “Quoniam”. Trumpets and drums added a brittle glorious exuberance…

‘What remains above all in the memory is the sheer stamina of Ex Cathedra, sprinting athletically to the tape in the jubilant “Cum sancto spiritu” at the end of Part I and launching the Credo at the beginning of Part II with such a sturdy bounce drawn from Skidmore’s understatedly expressive hand gestures.’

(The Birmingham Post)

If you enjoyed this, don’t miss our next concert of elegant, Mozart-esque music – A Brazilian Christmas. Details and audio here.

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