Three days of glorious music-making in the Georgian city of Bath drew to a close with an outstanding performance of Bach’s B minor Mass performed by the English Concert with the Erebus Ensemble plus a line-up of starry soloists under the baton of Harry Bicket.

Packed houses and encore-inducing audience appreciation paid tribute to the quality of the playing as well as the popularity of the appealing programmes of music by Bach and his Baroque contemporaries.

“ simply sublime … celestial … beautifully calibrated … virtuosic …”

Just some of the words used in The Guardian’s 5-star review of the concerts by The Academy of Ancient Music, directed by Christian Curnyn with soloists Keri Fuge and Tim Mead, and Mahan Esfahani and Michala Petri at this year’s Bachfest.

The bright sunshine and crisp weather which set the stunning Bath backdrop, with its plethora of fine galleries, shops and restaurants, off perfectly just added to the pleasure this year.

Advance Notice: Bath Bachfest 2019 will take place from 21 to 23 February.



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