Breaking the Silence
Time & Location
About The Event
In a time when people of faith have been deprived of sung mass, places of worship have been largely silent and musicians have suffered greatly from being unable to perform, we invite you to join some of the country’s leading choirs, soloists and orchestral players as they bring music, liturgy and buildings back to life through Bach’s stunning B Minor Mass, performed as a series of virtual concerts during Eastertide - made possible by CCLA’s Catholic Investment Fund*
Hear the mass unfurl as you watch the performances coming from multiple venues - a combination of live recordings from the Oxford Oratory, Westminster Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, with guest appearances from other choirs singing from their homes. As the piece progresses we will see a work of art emerge, a collaboration between artist and homelessness campaigner, David Tovey, and emerging artist Mitchel Ceney. David and Mitchel first met at the class David runs at the Passage - a homeless shelter near Westminster Cathedral.
Oxford Bach Soloists * Cardinal Vaughan Schola Cantorum * The Choir of the London Oratory * The Gesualdo Six * Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir * Westminster Cathedral * Oxford Oratory * Tom Hammond-Davies (conductor) * Sophie Bevan (soprano) * Mary Bevan (soprano) * Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo soprano) * William Purefoy (counter tenor) * Nick Pritchard (tenor)* Daniel Norman (tenor) * Roderick Williams OBE (baritone) * Stephan Loges (bass baritone) * David Tovey (painter) * Mitchel Ceney (painter)
Opening night: Friday 9th April at 6pm, followed by performances at the same time on Friday 16th, 23rd and 30th April. Each performance will last approximately 30-40 minutes. For your complimentary ticket, performance updates and access to exclusive previews, please register here.
*CCLA Investment Management Limited and CCLA Fund Managers Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.