Belfast, 2-4 November 2007


Friday, 2 November 2007

Registration and Visit to the Exhibition and Posters (12:00-16:00)


Session 1 (16:00-18:00): Historical Background (1): seen from wider context (Chair: George B. Stauffer, Rutgers University, USA)

Dinner & Concert in Great Hall

Session 2 (20:00-21:30): Historical Background (2): seen through Bach’s contemporaries in Dresden (Chair: George B. Stauffer)

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Session 3 (09:30-11:10): Composition and Meaning (1): Aesthetics (Chair: Reinhard Strohm, Oxford University)

Coffee break

Session 4 (11:30-13:00): Composition and Meaning (2): Proportion (Chair: Reinhard Strohm)

Lunch break

Session 5 (14:00-15:40): Theology (Chair: Robin A. Leaver, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, USA)

Tea break

Session 6 (15:40-17:40): Sources and Editions (Chair: Ulrich Leisinger, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria)

Keynote Paper by Christoph Wolff (Harvard University, USA): “Past, Present, and Future—Perspectives on Bach’s B-Minor Mass” (introduced by Ian Woodfield, Queen’s University Belfast)



Conference Dinner at Great Hall

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Session 7 (09:30-11:30): Performance Issues (Chair: John Butt, University of Glasgow)

Coffee break

Public Q&A Session (12:00-13:00)


Session 8 (14:00-15:20): Reception History (1): Awakening and Reception (Chair: Jan Smaczny, Queen’s University Belfast)

Tea break

Session 9 (15:40-17:50): Reception History (2): Roundtable—B-minor Mass in continuum (Chair: Jan Smaczny)

Dinner at Great Hall

Concert: The Mass in B minor. The Dunedin Consort directed by John Butt (at Clonard Monastery)


Party in McMordie Hall


Last updated on 04 November 2007