The King’s Chapel Choir is doing something no one else in North America is currently doing: an ongoing, three-year performance cycle featuring J.S. Bach’s St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, and Mass in B Minor. This year’s work is the famous Mass in B Minor.
The work is one of Bach’s final compositions, completed in the year before his death and not performed in its entirety until a century later, following the discovery of the original score. Now widely considered one of the greatest compositions in musical history, the Mass is a summation of Bach’s lifework, a grand synthesis of enormous musical and spiritual import.
Featuring the hand-picked chamber orchestra Ensemble Regale, the King’s choristers, and a cast of early music soloists from across North America, these performances present a rare opportunity to experience the magnificence of this work live in Nova Scotia.