Cathedral Concert Series: Missa Brevis!
June 14, 2019
07:30:pm - 08:30:pm
The Cathedral Choir will sing Bach’s seldom-heard and unjustly neglected Mass (“Missa”) in F, BWV 233, joined by two horns, two oboes, bassoon, strings, organ and soloists. Several of his other instrumental and choral works will also be featured. Curiously, the Masses are in Latin (rather than German) and are settings of the Roman Catholic Mass! Musically, they are almost entirely made up of movements from Bach’s previously composed Cantatas, now transplanted into new texts. Therefore, the beauty of these short Masses is that they represent Bach’s own choice of his finest Cantata movements!