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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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“Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ lost season is resurrected by the power of [Bach]”
 Steve Moffat, Limelight Magazine

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.

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

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

Presented by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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.

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