EX CATHEDRA | Bach, Mass in B Minor
Bach, Mass in B Minor


Sunday 1 December 2024, 4.00pm
Town Hall, Birmingham


Town Hall, Victoria Square
Birmingham, B3 3DQ

Bach, Mass in B Minor

“A small product of the skill I have attained in Musique” wrote Bach as he sent two of the movements to the court of Dresden. That’s quite the job application, and rather an understatement! The movements were composed across 25 years and the Mass only assembled into its final form shortly before Bach’s death, so he never heard a complete performance. But what an epic work it is, showcasing supreme mastery and a profound beauty that resonates deeply within us.

Running time is approx. 2 hours, 10 minutes including interval.

EX CATHEDRA Choir & Baroque Orchestra
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor
Margaret Lingas, Imogen Russell, Katie Trethewey, Clover Willis soprano
Martha McLorinan, Elena Stamp alto
Daniel Marles tenor
Thomas Lowen, Lawrence White bass

How to book

£46 / £37 / £28 / £15 including per ticket commission
£15 - aged 18-30, not in full-time education
£5 - under 18s and students in full-time education

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Jeffrey's introduction to the season

"Bach’s music is sublime and has always been a major part of our work.   His idealised setting of the Mass in B Minor is the absolute pinnacle of the great man’s achievement and is one of Ex Cathedra’s most loved works.  No-one writes happy music, no-one writes sad music, no-one writes love-songs like Johann Sebastian Bach."

Read the rest of Jeffrey's introduction here...