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Friday 13 May, 7.30pm
St. John's, Smith Square
Collegium Vocale Gent
Bach Mass in B Minor
Philippe Herreweghe and his world-renowned choir and orchestra paid a memorable first visit to the Lufthansa Festival with an all-Bach programme in 2008, since when we've been understandably eager to get them back. Now here they are to open this year's Festival with more music by the composer with whom they are associated above all others, the awe-inspiring setting of the Mass that was Bach's great final testament of genius as a master of sacred vocal music.
'Infectiously joyful singing and playing...a musical jewel.'
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and will be available for online listening for 7 days after the broadcast via BBC iPlayer.