Bach B-Minor Mass
Masaaki Suzuki guest director
Joanne Lunn soprano
Tim Mead countertenor
Thomas Hobbs tenor
Jonathon Adams baritone
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Masaaki Suzuki directs Bach’s profound work of transcendent spirituality at Massey Hall. The multi-award-winning conductor and Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki returns as guest director for one of the great masterpieces of Western art music, Bach’s Mass in B Minor.
Towards the end of his life, Bach compiled a series of masterworks which would represent the culmination of almost four decades of his compositional endeavours. The last of these was the B-Minor Mass — a coherent, monumental work of great dramatic impact that was never performed in its entirety in the composer’s lifetime.
Performing in the newly revitalized Massey Hall, Tafelmusik Choir and Orchestra will be joined by a stellar cast of soloists, including Joanne Lunn, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; and Jonathon Adams, baritone.
Johann Sebastian Bach Mass in B Minor
MASAAKI SUZUKI, CONDUCTOR
Since founding Bach Collegium Japan in 1990, Masaaki Suzuki has established himself as a leading authority on the works of Bach. He has remained their Music Director ever since, taking them regularly to major venues and festivals in Europe and the USA and building up an outstanding reputation for the expressive refinement and truth of his performances.
In addition to working with renowned period ensembles, such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Philharmonia Baroque, Suzuki is invited to conduct repertoire as diverse as Brahms, Britten, Fauré, Mahler, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky, with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio, Danish National Radio, Gothenburg Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, San Francisco Symphony, Sydney Symphony and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestras. This season he visits the NDR Elbphilharmonie, NHK Symphony, Seattle Symphony and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, amongst others.
This concert will also be available for digital streaming on May 6, 2022 7:30pm ET. Tafelmusik Digital Season Passes are available now! Buy a pass today and gain access to all current releases and more at Tafelmusik.org/digitalpass