»Bach«, says Klaas Stok, »is for me the be-all and end-all of music.« The Dutch conductor and organist has assumed the position of musical director of the NDR Chor this season. In this light, it's no surprise that Klaas Stok wanted to perform a masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach at his first concert with the choir in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall.
Bach's B minor Mass is rightly seen as a milestone in music history. The Mass is nothing short of a compendium of choral and vocal music. The manuscript was only recently classified as part of the world's cultural heritage.