B Minor Mass – J.S. Bach

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 4:00pm

As the Christian church enters its Holy Week devotions, the Cathedral Choir performs JS Bach’s towering B minor mass. The mass form, which finds it root in the events of the Last Supper is richly eloquent in the hands of JS Bach. Celebration and solemnity go hand in hand and captures the bittersweet experiences of Christ’s death and resurrection. There is no better way to experience this masterwork than on Palm Sunday in Washington National Cathedral, performed stylistically as Bach would have heard it.

Laura Choi Stuart – Soprano
Sarah Issa El-Khoury – Soprano
Roger Isaacs – Countertenor
Matthew Hill – Tenor
Matthew Smith – Tenor
Richard Giarusso – Baritone
Steven Combs – Bass Baritone

Featuring: Washington National Cathedral Choir, Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Michael McCarthy

A very special thank you to the Hunter Family Foundation for their generous support, which has made possible this production of Mass in B Minor. 


  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • April 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm