Leonard Bernstein’s Mass at the Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 12 March 2023, 4.00pm
The Bridgewater Hall
Prepare to experience Leonard Bernstein’s monumental Mass as we present this extraordinary spectacle to Manchester audiences for the very first time.
Famous for fusing genres and blurring the line between classical and popular music, this powerful work is a creative reimagination of the traditional Catholic mass infused with a wealth of catchy tunes, captivating harmonic progressions, and gripping rhythmic patterns. This incredible display of music, theatrics, and drama was commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy to inaugurate the John F Kennedy Centre in 1971 and we can’t wait to bring it to The Bridgewater Hall.
Mass [Full Version]
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Libretto from the liturgy of the Roman Mass with additional texts by Stephen Schwarts and Leonard Bernstein
Performed by arrangement with the publisher, Boosey & Hawkes Ltd.
William Dazeley baritone
Clark Rundell conductor
Choirs from the RNCM and Chetham’s School of Music
£9 (Under 26s and Students)
This event is due to end at approximately 6pm and does not include an interval.