Illustration by Dennis Bolt

Mass in B Minor

February 2–5, 2022

SPECIAL EVENT*

Bach’s B Minor Mass is one of the towering achievements of the Baroque, and indeed of all classical music. It is the summation of Bach’s creative output, but likely never performed in his lifetime.

JS BACH Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
SF performance: Missa only
All other performances: Full Mass
Richard Egarr, conductor
Mary Bevan, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
Juilliard415
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
*Not part of 2021/22 subscription season

The Philharmonia Chorale...dived headlong into the score's rich harmonies, and the Orchestra gave the music the necessary sparkle.”

San Francisco Chronicle

About Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Bach’s B Minor Mass is one of the towering achievements of the Baroque, and indeed of all classical music. It is the summation of Bach’s creative output, but likely never performed in his lifetime.

As we continue our partnership with The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program, we come together with Juilliard415, the conservatory’s principal period-instrument ensemble, for these performances. These concerts promise to be powerful and visceral, as impactful now as when Bach completed it in 1749. As we officially celebrate Music Director Richard Egarr, put this concert on your bucket list!

The Music

BACH Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Program Notes

The program notes for this performance will be available here one week before the first performance. Refresh the page for the latest updates.

Bach’s Mass in B Minor

WED 2/2/22
7:30 p.m.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
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FRI 2/4/22
8:00 p.m.
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Special Gala Performance [Missa only] — Click Here to Purchase Tickets
SAT 2/5/22
8:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
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