Memorable Mass in B minor

Saturday 7 March 2020

The John Dethick Memorial Concert

The choir sings each of Bach’s most celebrated choral works in rotation every three years, and this year presented his choral masterpiece, the magnificent Mass in B minor as the 2019 John Dethick Memorial concert in Sheffield cathedral on Saturday 7 March.. Widely regarded as one of the greatest compositions in musical history, the B minor mass is a favourite of the choir’s, as was obvious on the night.

Sopranos Jane Burnell and Claire White–Mckay, alto Lucy Appleyard, tenor David Brown and bass Quentin Brown put in memorable performances, as did the National Festival Orchestra, ably conducted by Dr. Simon Lindley. The concert proved to be a highlight for local music lovers over the Easter period.




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