Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, April 24, 2011 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

Bach Month peaks with an Easter Tradition – The B Minor Mass

Johann Sebastian Bach is considered by many to be the greatest composer of all time in the western classical music tradition. So in honour of his incredible output the month of April is all Bach on Choral Concert.

This Sunday the month climaxes with a Choral Concert Easter Sunday tradition: a performance of J.S. Bach’s great Mass in B minor with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ivars Taurins.

The late, great broadcaster, writer and critic Ken Winters said after attending this concert that “the music of this supreme Mass and its performance were simply out of this world”.

The B minor Mass is considered by many critics and scholars as one of the greatest masterpieces of western civilization. It certainly is the culmination of a lifetime of extraordinary work by one of our most respected composers, and this week’s performance is truly extraordinary and not to be missed.

To read a beautiful obituary on Ken Winters go to:

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