Providence Baroque Orchestra & Schola Cantorum of Boston

By Museum Concerts, Inc. (other events)

Sunday, September 18 2022 3:30 PM 5:00 PM EST

Even in staunchly Lutheran Leipzig, Bach was allowed to perform Latin Masses on the three main Feast Days of the year – Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. In the 1730s Bach considered and rewrote selected church Cantata movements and created four Missa Brevisconsisting of only Kyrie and Gloria. For each Mass he chose seven of his favorite Cantata movements to reset with Latin texts. The A-Major Mass for chorus, 2 flutes and strings is among Bach’s most charming Galant works. An orchestral suite by Bach’s cousin Johann Ludwig rounds out the program.