Newbury Spring Festival

Corn Exchange

Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Solomon’s Knot

Friday 25th May, Holy Cross Church Ramsbury SN8 2QH
7.30pm (ends approx 9.40pm)



James Halliday artistic director
Jonathan Sells artistic director


J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor is a monumental choral masterpiece, a ‘greatest hits’ compilation from one of the most creative geniuses who ever lived. At the end of his life, Bach looked back and chose his best vocal music from the past 30 years to form his ‘great Catholic mass’, a piece for everyone to celebrate. This is a piece that makes us marvel at the potential of the human mind and soul, and listening to it is an affirmation of the joy and beauty of life.


The Festival is delighted to welcome to this intimate setting the 10 singers and 20 instrumentalists comprising the magnificent Solomon’s Knot, who perform without conductor and sing from memory. Receiving 5-star reviews all over the world, a recent performance was described by The Observer as ‘Organic music-making at its most sophisticated’.


"Without doubt, the most interesting group on the oratorio scene. " Neumarkter Nachrichten





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