Saturday 16 November 2013 7.30pm Bath AbbeyAlmost all the Bs, with Bath Bach Choir.
Saturday 16 November 2013 7.30pm Bath Abbey
"Britten’s Missa Brevis in D was a joy - and the large choir looked to be enjoying it, too. Written initially for boys’ voices, conductor Nigel Perrin, himself a fine chorister, had only the feminine voice at his disposal - but the soaring soprano lines were sweet, true and emotional.
In Anton Bruckner’s Mass No 2 in E minor, with the Southern Sinfonia Wind Ensemble, the balance was exactly right and it brought a haunting reverence, with brass and horn and voices in telling thirds. There was a sureness of choral line and dramatic, almost eerie, attention to detail."