Full-scale performances of baroque choral works are rare in the South Sound, and we have Pacific Lutheran University to thank for many of them. This weekend, PLU’s Choral Union will be teaming up with Choir of the West to bring us another – J.S. Bach’s gorgeous Mass in B minor, rarely played around here.
Conducted by Richard Nance and accompanied by a professional orchestra, the B minor Mass will be sung on Saturday and Sunday in honor of the master’s 326th birthday (March 21, 1685). It’s a major work, with 27 “movements” alternating choruses with solos and duets for …