In this performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, internationally acclaimed performer, David Hill, will conduct Yale Schola Cantorum and the Juilliard415 Music ensemble.
The Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach is considered an all-embracing musical masterpiece created by Bach at the pinnacle of his remarkable career. Beginning with the awe-inspiring Kyrie and ending with the jubilant Dona nobis pacem, there are nine completely unique arias and duets, fourteen impressive ensemble sections for four, five, six, and even eight voices, a broad spectrum of instrumental solos, and an incredible variety of styles.
Founded in 2003 by Simon Carrington, Yale Schola Cantorum has been under the direction of David Hill since 2013 with Masaaki Suzuki serving as the ensemble’s principal guest conductor. The choir has a special interest in historically informed performance practice, often in collaboration with instrumentalists from Juilliard415. The ensemble performs regularly in New Haven and New York as well as touring internationally, most recently in Germany, Scandinavia, and India.
Juilliard415 is the principal period-instrument ensemble of the Juilliard School in New York City.