Mass in b-minor - BWV 232

06 July 2024/19h00/ Germany / Nuremberg

Franz Liszt once called Bach’s Mass in B minor the “Montblanc of church music". That you don’t need to shoulder heavy luggage for the ascent will prove the collaboration between the ensemble polyharmonique and Wrocław Baroque Orchestra. Together they present the monumental legacy of the Thomas cantor in radically slimmed-down ensemble sizes, just as it was common in Bach's days. The audience of today will explore fascinating new sound horizons. With only ten singers the ensemble polyharmonique unfolds a terrific sound that is colorful, intense and transparent at the same time. For this purpose Alexander Schneider, conductor of the ensemble, gathered fabulous vocal soloists from all over Europe. Yet the ensemble sound is handled flexible: The four- to five-voice passages could be also sung with doubled voices. This creates a wide range of sound intensities which differ from purely soloistic or choral performances. This enables the ensemble, together with the excellent musicians of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, to fill even large concert venues with an optimal sound.
In short: Perfect conditions for an unheard 'interpretation of this milestone of sacred music.
Ensemble Polyharmonique
Magdalene Harer, Anna Nesyba - soprano 
Joowon Chung, Griet De Geyter - soprano
Piotr Olech, Jonathan Mayenschein - alto
Johannes Gaubitz, Christopher Renz - tenore
Matthias Lutze, Cornelius Uhle - basso

Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
Musicial direction: Alexander Schneider
Mass in b-minor - BWV 232

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