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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

Bach’s Mass in B minor is one of the great statements of faith in music: a mighty response to life’s terrible silences. Being part of a performance, whether as an audience member or a chorister, is one of the things that can change your life.

At several venues around the country ETO’s orchestra and soloists, under the direction of Jonathan Peter Kenny, collaborate with local choirs to build this cathedral of music – including many amateur singers who took part in last year’s extraordinary performance of Bach’s St John Passion.

Tour dates are subject to change

Showing At

  1. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
    8th Oct 2017 - 7:00 pm
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  2. All Saints Notting Hill, London
    10th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
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  3. Rochester Cathedral
    15th Oct 2017 - 6:00 pm
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  4. Firth Hall, Sheffield
    5th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
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  5. Exeter Cathedral
    10th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
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  6. Blackburn Cathedral
    12th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
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  7. Lancaster Priory
    17th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
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  8. Lichfield Cathedral
    18th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
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  1. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden — 8th Oct 2017 - 7:00 pm

    Audley End Road, Saffron Walden , CB11 4UH

  2. All Saints Notting Hill, London — 10th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Clydesdale Rd, London W11 1JE, London, W11 1JE

  3. Rochester Cathedral — 15th Oct 2017 - 6:00 pm

    Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, ME1 1SX

  4. Firth Hall, Sheffield — 5th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN

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

    1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

  6. Blackburn Cathedral — 12th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Cathedral Close, BB1 5AA

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

    LA1 1XB

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

    19A The Close, WS13 7LD

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. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
    8th Oct 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Book Online Now
  2. All Saints Notting Hill, London
    10th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now
  3. Rochester Cathedral
    15th Oct 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Book Online Now
  4. Firth Hall, Sheffield
    5th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now
  5. Exeter Cathedral
    10th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now
  6. Blackburn Cathedral
    12th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now
  7. Lancaster Priory
    17th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now
  8. Lichfield Cathedral
    18th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now

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