INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: UNDERSTANDING BACH'S B-MINOR MASS

Belfast, 2-4 November 2007


Concerts

Lunchtime Concert: 1 November 2007 at Sonic Lab

Celebrity Lunchtime Recital by Fred Fehleisen (baroque violin), Pauline Graham (soprano) and Michael Quinn (harpsichord) performing Bach's Partitas for Solo Violin (BWV 1004), for Harpsichord (BWV 826) and several arias from St Matthew Passion (BWV 244). Entry free.

Fred Fehleisen Pauline Graham Michael Quinn

Evening Concerts: 2-3 November at Greal Hall

Symposium dinners in the evening at the Great Hall are followed by the performances of Bach's works by the symposium delegates.

Entry is restricted to the participants of the symposium.

Closing Concert: 4 November 2007 at Clonard Monastery

In collaboration with the Belfast Festival, the Symposium will culminate in a performance of the B-minor Mass by the Edinburgh-based Dunedin Consort, conducted by John Butt, himself an established scholar of Bach’s music. Dunedin is one of the most vibrant baroque consorts to have joined the European scene in recent years and its recent recording of Handel’s Messiah in its Dublin version has received universal acclaim. We have just learned that this CD has won the baroque vocal category for the Classic FM Gramophone Awards 2007!

For this performance the consort will perform with forces similar in size and format to those of Bach’s own practice, with two singers to a part, natural trumpets, baroque woodwinds and strings. They will be using the recent edition of Christoph Wolff, which presents the work in a version conflating some of the best readings from the various sources around Bach’s time.

Tickets: £25 ('reserved' area) including a programme booklet and a bus ride from the university. STOP PRESS! Although the tickets are SOLD OUT at the box office, we still hold some "reserved" tickets which we will release at the door of the concert venue for "first come first served basis" (4 November, 8:45am)

The Dunedin Consort
Graham Carnie, photographer.


Last updated on 04 November 2007