The music of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor will fill Grace First Presbyterian Church later this month when the Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (LBCCO) performs the work for two concerts.

The performances will be led by Artistic Director Eliza Rubenstein and will feature the 70-voice chorus and 23-piece orchestra. Other performers include a quintet of renowned local soloists: soprano Harriet Fraser, mezzo-sopranos Adriana Manfredi and Nadia Smelser, tenor Jon Lee Keenan, and bass-baritone David Stoneman.

“In many ways, the music of Bach has been the most direct avenue to the divine that I’ve found in my life,” Rubenstein said in a statement. “The awe-inspiring B Minor Mass encompasses the best of human achievement and understanding even as it offers us a glimpse of all that remains beyond our comprehension. It’s also one of the most massive and difficult choral works in the repertoire, but I’ve never known a performer who didn’t feel that the hours and the tears he or she put into learning it were more than worthwhile.”

The performances will take place at Grace First Presbyterian Church, located at 3955 Studebaker Road, on April 18 at 7:00PM and April 19 at 3:00PM. Tickets are available now by clicking here for $25 for general admission and $15 for students.