Event Archive - JS Bach MASS IN B minor: Victoria Philharmonic Choir, Anne Grimm, Nathaniel Watson, Benjamin Butterfield, Sarah Fryer, Merrie Klazek, Soile Stratkauskas , Katrina Russell , David Stratkauskas , Peter Butterfield
If a musical work’s greatness can be judged by its ability to reveal something new no matter how many times we hear or perform it, Bach’s Mass in B minor truly is one of the major achievements in the history of human creativity. Completed in 1749, not long before the composer’s death, it is a profound final statement of Bach’s deep faith and his musical invention and mastery – and so filled with joyous tunes it’s hard not to get up and dance in the aisles of the concert hall!
The Victoria Philharmonic Choir and conductor Peter Butterfield are thrilled to present this transcendent work again for the first time since our well-received 2012 performance. Distinguished soloists Anne Grimm, Sarah Fryer, Benjamin Butterfield and Nathaniel Watson join us, along with an orchestra of 22 players, including trumpeter Merrie Klazek and baroque specialists Soile Stratkauskas (flute), Katrina Russell (bassoon), and David Stratkauskas on continuo organ.
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Victoria Philharmonic Choir (Renaissance to 21st century choral)
The Victoria Philharmonic Choir is an auditioned, multi-generational ensemble of 80 voices, directed by Peter Butterfield. Mr. Butterfield’s skill in vocal training and his joyful and exacting leadership style continue to shape VPC into a choir that is at home in a wide-ranging repertoire.
Highlights of recent seasons include Bach's B Minor mass... more info
Soprano Anne Grimm is an internationally recognized performer known for her work in a varied and diverse repertoire.
She has appeared extensively in Europe and North America with companies such as the Nationale Reisopera, Amsterdam Baroque Soloists and at the Festivals of Ambronay and Salzburg; the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Apollo’s Fire Cleve... more info