Friday, 1 April 2011

Update on Saturday's Bach B Minor Mass

The good news is . . .
local opera mezzo soprano
Juliet Curnow will take Cátia's place.
Here Juliet sings 'Pie Jesu'
(in Duruflé's 'Requiem' at

Holy Trinity Exmouth Sat 5 Feb
There has been a last minute change to the line-up for Exeter Bach Society's 'Mass in B minor' which is taking place at St David's Church in Exeter tomorrow night (Sat 2 Apr 7.30pm).  Unavoidably the wonderful Guildhall soloist, mezzo soprano Cátia Moreso, is not able to join the choir and other soloists for the concert.
However, at very short notice, the very talented local opera mezzo soprano, Juliet Curnow, has stepped in to take Cátia's place.

Juliet is a familiar figure in and around Exeter.  Notably she was soloist in the Nelson Mass and Duruflé Requiem at Holy Trinity Church in Exmouth on 5th February this year. More recently Juliet was alto soloist in Vivaldi's Gloria Mass at Powderham Castle on Friday 25th February (details in the post for the 'Classical Journey' programme on Tuesday 1st March).

The B minor Mass promises to be a wonderful spectacle.  Three other soloists are coming from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, together with the Exeter Bach Society Choir and an orchestra led by Anna Cockroft and conducted by Nicholas Marshall.

Exeter Bach Society
St David's Church Exeter Saturday 2 April 7.30pm
J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor
Conductor: Nicholas Marshall
Leader: Anna Cockroft
Soprano: Raphaela Papadakis
Mezzo Soprano: Juliet Curnow (standing in for Cátia Moreso)
Tenor: Clement Hetherington
Bass: Ben McAteer
(all soloists from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
Tickets: £15 unreserved (concessions £11)
Exeter Phoenix: 667080

Opus Classical (Exeter Guildhall): 214044
Roger Churchward (Front of House): 468867

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