Mass in B Minor Insights
with Artistic Director Chris Shepard
What's my "desert island" piece? Definitely the B Minor Mass! It is a work that can be explored endlessly, revealing staggering details of Bach's musical, theological, philosophical—and above all, humane genius. These audio-only podcasts explore different sections of the Mass. Listen to them at home, on a walk, or in the car. I keep the talk of music theory to a minimum, but delve a bit into the ways that Bach encodes important Lutheran theological concepts in the music. Think of it as The DaVinci Code for Bach lovers! Enjoy and learn in preparation for our March 27th concert. Please note: some of these were pre-recorded two years ago and mention the 2020 date that was cancelled to due the start of the pandemic.