Thursday, May 4, 2006

Bury Bach Choir Concert

Here's the first of the shameless plugs for the Bury Bach Choir concert (which I'll be missing, since we'll be on our honeymoon):


Bach’s Mass in B minor

Saturday 10 June 2006, 7.30 pm (performance ends 9.20 pm)

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Tamsin Coombs - soprano
Alison Kettlewell - mezzo-soprano
Philip Salmon - tenor
Martin Robson - bass

Bury St Edmunds Bach Choir and the Suffolk Baroque Players

Conductor Philip Reed

Concert sponsor LloydsTSB Private Banking
Choir sponsor Music Sales

The Mass in B minor is Bach’s last and greatest sacred work, famously described as “the greatest musical artwork of all times and people”. Pretty impressive! What’s more, the baroque instruments in this authentic performance will bring the unusual excitement and pleasure of hearing the music exactly as written by the composer.

The splendour, the symmetry and the logic of the Mass in B minor demonstrate vividly Bach’s creative genius. And what a wonderfully contrasting and rewarding ride it makes for today’s audiences! The singing is impassioned, yet somehow innocent. The celebration is loud yet also religious, festive yet devout. The emotions are solemn yet sometimes almost sensual. Above all, the pure melodious inspiration of the music guarantees an uplifting experience, an experience that absolutely should not be missed.

For tickets, costing £7 adult and £5 student (unreserved) or £10 or £14 (reserved centre aisle), please ring Theatre Royal Box Office on 01284 769505 or visit This will be a very popular concert and early booking is strongly recommended for the reserved seats. If you’re buying unreserved seats (which you can preferably do in advance, or alternatively you can queue for them at the door) be sure to arrive in good time to get the seats of your choice,

We can guarantee a wonderful evening. Do come!

Parking for the cathedral is available in the centre of Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill in front of the Angel Hotel, and in the Shire Hall car park beyond the Great Churchyard.

For more information on the choir, go to our website.

To join the free mailing list, phone 01284 705278 or email

See you there.

1 comment:

Emily Hannah! said...

we're awesome.