Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Paul Spicer celebrates 25 years with Birmingham Bach Choir

2:50, 17th November 2017

Conductor Paul Spicer will celebrate 25 years leading Birmingham Bach Choir with a special anniversary concert on 30 November 2017 at Birmingham Town Hall.

The concert will see the Choir joined by the London Baroque Sinfonia, as well as soprano Sarah Fox, countertenor James Laing, tenor Robert Murray and bass Ashley Riches.

Describing the work as ‘quite simply one of the greatest creations of the human mind’, Paul Spicer said: ‘[The Mass in B Minor] has been central to my musical career ever since Birmingham Bach Choir’s previous musical director, Richard Butt, brought back a full score of the work from Leipzig as a gift for me back in 1988.

‘Since then I have conducted the work many times, a lot of those with Birmingham Bach Choir. There is a whole world of experience and emotion in this Mass. As I have said before, I feel that Bach is the only universal composer.’

Tickets start at £12.50.


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