Bach’s B Minor Mass
Many thanks to all who came and helped make it a tremendous success.
"Luminous in its character, exhilaratingly detailed…finely-etched shaping and balancing…remarkable amateur choristers …supported by the lithe, sinewy period-players of the London Baroque Sinfonia….(and) excellent solo quartet "
Birmingham Post **** review
Congratulations to David Hughes (choir bass)
Who was one of just six finalists in the BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition (composer) 2017.
Selected by judges including Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music, and David Hill, former Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, who whittled hundreds of entries down to a shortlist of six.
His carol (based on the 15thc text of Sir Christemas) was recorded by the BBC Singers and played out repeatedly on Radio 3 the week before Christmas.
David (centre) backstage before singing Bach’s B Minor Mass (Town Hall, November 2017) with fellow basses Peter Boszko (left) and David Grey (right).
David has been singing with Birmingham Bach Choir since 1986. He met his wife Linda (soprano) at the choir. His carol is dedicated to her.
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