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B Minor Mass - Largest Audience to Date

The Northampton Bach Choir at St Matthew's Church, Northampton

March 28th saw the first concert of this year and the first in our series ‘Masses of Masses’. Bach’s Mass in B Minor is a monumental work and an ambitious task for any amateur choir. But, as always, the Northampton Bach Choir pulled out all the stops and gave of their best. We were joined by Charivari Agréable, a small Baroque orchestra with whom we have worked a number of times. They were led by the excellent Kah-Ming Ng and the orchestra’s period instruments made the perfect accompaniment for Bach’s masterpiece.
 
Soloists, James Laing, Vanessa Williamson, Philippa Hyde, Joseph Cornwell and Ian Caddy

Our five soloists on the night were Philippa Hyde (soprano), Vanessa Williamson (mezzo soprano), Joseph Cornwell (tenor), Ian Caddy (bass) and James Laing (countertenor) – all of whom were excellent and sang with real emotion, bringing out the beauty of this sacred work.

Conductor, Lee Dunleavy & Orchestra, Charivari Agréable

In front of what must have been our biggest audience for some time, the choir sang with passion, gusto, and real feeling, and were conducted by the excellent Lee Dunleavy, with his customary enthusiasm. The packed crowd at St Matthew’s made their appreciation known as the moving notes of final chorus – dona nobis pacem – faded away. An excellent evening – appreciated by choir, conductor, and audience alike!

Here are some of the comments we received:

 
We were so glad that you organised us to attend the glorious Mass at St Matthew’s. A very special evening, as we prepare for Easter.
 
A most enjoyable evening. We loved the concert – Bach not easy but you and the soloists managed triumphantly. It was exquisite and in such beautiful surroundings with superb acoustics.
 
What a triumph you all had last night. There must be so many people who worked so hard to get 100 or so "ordinary people" into such a formidable group. It was very much appreciated by everyone.