Saturday 21 July 2018
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2018 presents
English Voices: Bach Mass in B minor
Saturday 21 July, 7.30pm
West Road Concert Hall
Tim Brown director
The Orchestra of English Voices
Bojan Cicic leader
Often thought of as Bach’s ‘monumental masterpiece’ here is a chance to hear Bach’s B minor Mass in a revelatory version with only ten singers and a pared down period orchestra. This approach allows the astonishing intricacy and visceral nature of Bach’s score to shine through, throwing a new light onto a score that has traditionally often been performed with
an almost reverential dignity.
The ten soloists of English Voices, founded by Tim Brown whilst he was Director of Music at Clare College, are all young professional singers, noted not only for the quality of their singing but for their energy and communicative presence.
This will be Tim Brown’s final concert as the Artistic Director of English Voices, offering an opportunity not only to enjoy Bach’s choral masterpiece, but to pay tribute to a choral director who has made such a distinguished contribution to music in Cambridge over the past forty years, including many years on the Board of Trustees of Cambridge Summer Music.
19:30 - 21:45
Running times are approximate and subject to change.