Felix Hilse
Felix Hilse


OLIVIA VERMEULEN makes her US debut in Bach's Mass in B Minor

Olivia Vermeulen has a long-standing artistic partnership with Masaaki Suzuki, documented on recordings in the case of Mozart's Mass in C minor with the Bach Collegium Japan. In Boston, the collaboration reaches new horizons with Bach's Mass in B minor, the "greatest work of art the world has ever seen" - as Carl Friedrich Zelter, head of the Berlin Sing-Akademie, wrote admiringly back in 1811. Bach's opus summum will be performed twice in Boston's Symphony Hall on 5 and 7 April in the week after Easter - accompanied by the ensemble and choir of the renowned Handel and Haydn Society, one of the oldest cultural institutions in the United States with a history of continuous concert-making dating back to 1815. 

Following a moving Compassion project with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer with stops in Amsterdam, Brussels and Budapest, as well as Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Munich Bach Orchestra at the Isarphilharmonie, this also marks Olivia Vermeulen's US debut. 


5 & 7 April 2024
Boston | Symphony Hall
J. S. Bach: Mass in B Minor