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Mass in B Minor

Johann Sebastian Bach - Autumn 2017

One of his last compositions, Bach’s Mass in B Minor is regarded as one of the greatest works in musical history.

Conductor 
Jonathan Peter Kenny
Orchestra 
Old Street Band

After the extraordinary success of our St John Passion in 2016, we are teaming up once again with choirs all over England to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Words can hardly express the wonder that is this musical act of faith – nor the excitement of taking part in it.

Showing At

  1. Rochester Cathedral
    15th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  2. Sheffield
    5th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  3. Exeter Cathedral
    10th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  4. Blackburn Cathedral
    15th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  5. Lancaster Priory
    17th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  6. Lichfield Cathedral
    18th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  7. St John's Church, Workington
    19th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  1. Rochester Cathedral — 15th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, ME1 1SX

  2. Sheffield — 5th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    S1 1DA

  3. Exeter Cathedral — 10th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

  4. Blackburn Cathedral — 15th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Cathedral Close, BB1 5AA

  5. Lancaster Priory — 17th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    LA1 1XB

  6. Lichfield Cathedral — 18th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    19A The Close, WS13 7LD

  7. St John's Church, Workington — 19th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Washington Street, Workington, CA14 3DS

Jonathan Peter Kenny

Jonathan Peter Kenny

Conductor

Jonathan is from Liverpool and studied at the University of Exeter and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is a founder of the Old Street Band.

He has performed a wide range of music from Monteverdi to the present day, including 14 Handel operas, 13 oratorios and numerous premieres for composers such as Michael Nyman, Jonathan Dove, Pawel Mykietyn, Fabio Vacchi, Deirdre Gribbin, Thomas Ades and Roxanna Panufnik. He has sung for the Royal Opera Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Royal Opera Copenhagen, Salzburg Festival, Halle Handel Festival, Badischestaatsteater Karlsruhe, BBC Proms, Glimmerglass Festival NY, Teatr Wielki Warsaw, Opera du Rhin and in Australia and Japan.

Jonathan has performed with Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, Gabrieli Consort, Ulster Orchestra under such conductors as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, David Parry, Ivan Fischer, Thierry Fischer, Jane Glover, Andrew Parrott, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Ivor Bolton, Paul McCreesh, Harry Bicket. Recordings include Mattheus-Passion (Miller/Goodwin); Agrippina (Gardiner); Buxtehude/Cantatas (Immerseel); La conversione di Clodoveo (Gester); Israel in Babylon (Fontaine).

Jonathan is baroque specialist at the Royal College of Music International Opera School and prepared singers for Handel’s Poro, Atalanta, Alessandro, Il pastor fido and Rodelinda, as well as Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Michael Rosewell whom he also assisted on Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. For Trinity-Laban, Jonathan worked on Giustino and Rinaldo.

Jonathan’s performing edition of Tamerlano has been performed in London, Melbourne, Lisbon, Dublin and Prague.

After many years leading his own ensembles, Jonathan made his operatic conducting debut in 2005 with a staging of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater on Valentia Island for artist Dorothy Cross and OTC Dublin. The film was shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and in Los Angeles. In 2007 he conducted a new production of Handel’s Teseo for ETO, touring the UK, and in 2009 a new production of Flavio which opened to great enthusiasm as part of the HANDELFEST marking the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death. From these performances, a new period instrument orchestra, the Old Street Band, was formed, making a highly acclaimed debut in autumn 2011 in a new production of Xerxes. Other appearances include a staging of Carissimi’s Jephte for the National Churches Trust; Monteverdi: 1610 and all that at the RCM and a highly praised The Duchess of Malfi Webster/Gesualdo at the Royal and Derngate Theatre Northampton.

Plans include a revival of Flavio, a production of Alcina in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, where Ariosto (author of Orlando furioso on which Alcina is based) was governor, in summer 2012, a reconstruction of Muzio Scevola (Amadei/Buoncini/Handel) and a new production of Agrippina.

Old Street Band

Old Street Band

Orchestra

Showing At

  1. Rochester Cathedral
    15th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  2. Sheffield
    5th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  3. Exeter Cathedral
    10th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  4. Blackburn Cathedral
    15th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  5. Lancaster Priory
    17th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  6. Lichfield Cathedral
    18th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  7. St John's Church, Workington
    19th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

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