Bach choir in York

THE Yorkshire Bach Choir will perform Bach’s B minor mass at St Michael-le-Belfrey Church in York on Saturday.

A towering masterpiece, the work is a favourite of the choir, which has just released a recording of it.

Conductor Peter Seymour says: “We never need extra reasons to perform what is arguably the greatest piece of all time, but the combination of Christmas festivities and the release of our highly praised recording has given us the perfect impetus”.

In a review in BBC Music magazine, George Pratt praises the choir’s “supple and crisp” voices, commenting that their “sense of uninhibited joy and praise is exhilarating”.

The choir will be supplemented on Saturday by the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists.