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Bach: Mass in B Minor

JS Bach’s Mass in B minor is the masterpiece of a lifetime. Join conductor Elizabeth Scott, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ VOX and Chamber Singers and instrumentalists on period instruments for this inspiring choral showcase.

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COVID-safe and event information | Sydney Town Hall

  • Masks are a must. To help keep everyone safe, the venue has asked that you wear a mask as a mandatory requirement of entry and during the performance. Masks will be from the Front of House team at the venue, should you need one.
  • Getting to your seat. There are three entrances to the Sydney Town Hall. To help you find the right entrance door (A, B or C) at Sydney Town Hall, your ticket will display what door to enter from and which internal door to use. Follow the signs or ask one of the Front of House team to assist you. 
  • Box Office, Cloakroom & Bar. Sydney Philharmonia Choirs are being careful not to handle anything we don’t absolutely need to. This means we’re sending out e-tickets, and ticket collection at the Box Office will be limited. The Front of House team will direct you to your seat. There will be no bar however free bottled water will be available in the foyers and entrances which may be taken to your seat. The Box Office will be open at each performance to help you with any questions or issues. There will be a Customer Service Desk in the foyer area. There will be no cloakroom so we encourage you to leave bigger items at home.
  • Leaving the venue. To manage the flow of people while exiting, you’ll be asked to remain in your seat at the end of the performance until you are asked to depart.

On-sale information

General public on sale 9am, Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Tickets from $50* + $8.50 Booking Fee

Ticket Description & price
Standard Adults aged 18+
Premium $112
A Reserve $92
B Reserve $71
C Reserve $50
Concession Full-time Aust Student / Pensioner card holders (Aust. only)
Premium $101
A Reserve $83
B Reserve $64
C Reserve $45

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times

The authorised agencies for this event are Sydney Opera House and Sydney Philharmonia Choir. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

This performance will run for approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, with one interval

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

In English | Wheelchair Accessible | No Language Barrier

If you have specific access requirements we can advise you about seating and getting to the venue. See the sections below or call our Box Office on (02) 8274 6200 or Sydney Opera House Box Office on (02) 9250 7777. Alternatively, email hello@sydneyphilharmonia.com.au or   bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com .

Patrons who are deaf can book tickets via the Sydney Opera House by calling (at no cost) the National Relay Service:

●       TTY users phone 13 36 77.

●       Speak and listen (speech-to-speech relay) users phone 1300 555 727.

●       Internet relay users connect to the Nation Relay Service.

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs performances are not Auslan Interpreted or Captioned performances. From time to time surtitles may be used. Lyrics are usually printed in program books, available at the venue and online up to a week before the performance.

Companion Cards

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs is a National Affiliate of the National Companion Card Scheme. The Companion Card is recognised for all concerts in our 2022 Season and entitles the purchaser to a free ticket for their companion. Patrons holding a Companion Card can call us on (02) 8274 6200, or the Sydney Opera House priority line (02) 9250 7752.

SYDNEY TOWN HALL

You’ll find the accessible entrance via the Druitt Street entrance (opposite the Queen Victoria Building). Once inside Sydney Town Hall, all venues have an accessible path. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us to discuss your requirements on (02) 8274 6200.

Patrons with Hearing Requirements

Centennial Hall (the main concert hall) is fitted with a hearing loop system. If you need help or want to check your equipment before the performance, a member of staff will be happy to help.

Patrons with Sight Impairment

Working/Guide dogs are welcome at Sydney Town Hall. To ensure appropriate seating is allocated please advise your requirements when booking. ‘Touch/Familiarisation’ tours of the building can also be arranged on request.

Suitable for ages 12+

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge.  All children occupying a seat or aged 2 year/s of age or older must hold a valid ticket.

Bach: Mass in B Minor

What would be your “desert island” Bach? We’d nominate his Mass in B minor.

In just under two hours, this astonishing choral work does it all. On the one hand, it’s a literal portfolio of Bach’s tremendous musical accomplishment – a virtuoso display of style and taste, from the academic to the fashionable, wonderfully varied and yet completely coherent. On the other hand, a pure musical celebration by a devout man for the glory of his god. It also demands brilliance from the musicians, as if every singer and instrumentalist has a solo part to play.

Conductor Elizabeth Scott conducts Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ Chamber Singers and VOX accompanied by a period instrument orchestra in a virtuoso performance to do justice to Bach’s supreme musical craft and spiritual inspiration.
 

Program
Deborah CHEETHAM & Matthew DOYLE Tarimi Nulay – Long time living here
Johann Sebastian BACH Mass in B minor

Artists
Elizabeth Scott conductor
Celeste Lazarenko soprano
Anna Dowsley mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Abernethy tenor
Simon Lobelson baritone
Chamber Singers
VOX
Sydney Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

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Venue Information

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will continue to apply NSW Public Health Orders as they relate to ticketing and seating arrangements.

To help you find the right entrance at Sydney Town Hall, we have indicated Door A, B or C on your ticket for easy reference. Follow the signs or ask one of our Front of House team to assist you.

On arrival, please check-in using the Service NSW app by scanning the QR code displayed at each entrance to the Sydney Town Hall. We encourage you to download the Service NSW app and link your Vaccination Certificate before you arrive for a quick and easy entry.

E-tickets are encouraged, and ticket collection at the Box Office will be limited. The Front of House team will direct you to your seat.

The Box Office at Sydney Town Hall will be open one hour prior to each performance to help you with any questions or issues.

There will be no cloakroom so we encourage you to leave bigger items at home. There will be no bar, however complimentary water will be available from the Front of House team.

Transport options

  • Wilson Parking has a number of parking stations close to Sydney Town Hall. We recommend St Andrew’s House Car Park, Queen Victoria Building Car Park and Citipark Car Park.
  • Getting to the Sydney Town Hall on public transport is easy. Most Sydney Trains stop at Sydney Town Hall, and most CBD busses stop nearby.
  • Plan your trip here or call Transport NSW on 131 500 for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures.

Frequently Asked Questions - Performance and Venue

Will a program book with translations be available?

A free digital program book will be available to download on the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ website 1 week before the performance. A limited number of printed programs will be available for $5 at the event.  

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

The Sydney Town Hall will open one hour ahead of the performance. E-tickets will be encouraged and ticket collection at the Box Office won’t be available. To maintain social distancing, please scan the QR code and follow the coloured zone on your ticket to take your seat as soon as you arrive to the Sydney Town Hall.

Is cloaking available?

The cloakroom at Sydney Town Hall is closed for the current time, so you are encouraged to leave bigger items at home. 

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event?

The authorised agencies for this event are Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Sydney Opera House. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. 

Will the bar be open?

To keep congregation to a minimum, bars will not be in operation, however complimentary water will be available from the Front of House team.

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