Recently, the classical music critic for the New York Times sponsored a readers’ contest to name the “10 Greatest Composers of All Time.” After much lively debate, the winner was J. S. Bach, for “his matchless combination of masterly musical engineering and profound expressivity.” On Sunday, May 22nd, the MPC Choir was joined by a chamber orchestra of local early music players, and a quartet of professional vocal soloists from the American Bach Soloists, for a performance of Bach’s splendid Mass in G.
The sections performed by the entire choir have been posted to YouTube at the following links:
Listen to the reflection on the work by Kim Rankin, MPC Music Director
Visit our Music Samples page to listen to the Bach performance, plus many other works.
Finally, here are some photos from the event: