BBC Proms: Bernstein's Mass
This year saw the first ever complete performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass at the BBC Proms
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Kristjan Järvi conducts four choirs from Wales, including the National Youth Choir of Wales and Aelwyd Y Waun Ddyfal, in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. Musicians from the Welsh College of music, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and National Youth Orchestra of Wales combine forces to present ‘A Theatre piece for Singers, Players and Dancers’. Based on the Tridentine Mass of the Catholic Church, the piece was written at the request of Jacqueline Kennedy and premiered in 1971. This is the first complete performance of the piece at the BBC Proms.