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    St George’s Singers, Bach: Mass in B Minor

    at the Monastery

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    31st March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    £7 – £16 £7 – £16

    St George’s Singers and Musical Director Neil Taylor are delighted to be performing Bach’s masterpiece again and thrilled that the line-up of five fine soloists includes former Assistant Musical Director Marcus Farnsworth who is now very much in demand at home and abroad as an operatic bass and recitalist. With the Northern Baroque Orchestra in the magnificent Gorton Monastery this is going to be a memorable concert.

    Few people today would disagree much with this view of Hans Georg Nägeli, the first publisher of Bach’s B minor Mass, despite the almost 200 years of musical history that have passed since he put it forward. It now seems incredible that 150 years ago Bach’s music had fallen out of fashion and was known to only a few specialists. It might have been lost to us altogether if it was not for the efforts of Felix Mendelssohn who recognised Bach’s genius and brought his works back to the attention of a wider public.

    Bach Mass in B minor, Sunday 31 March 2019, 7.30 pm , Gorton Monastery, Manchester
    Tickets £16/14 concessions/7 students and children/ group discounts from the ticket secretary on 01663 764012, email or online
    Coach transport is available from Poynton and Hazel Grove.


    • Doors Open: 6.30pm
    • Concert starts: 7.30pm
    • Concert Ends: 9:30pm

    Northern Baroque
    Conductor Neil Taylor
    Soprani Rebecca Lea, Eleanor Garside
    Contralto Joyce Tindsley
    Tenor Richard Dowling
    Bass Marcus Farnsworth



    31st March 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    £7 – £16
    Event Category:
    March 31 2019 7:30 PM—9:30 PM / £7 – £16

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