Close-up of Masaaki Suzuki conducting from the podium. He is an older Asian male, smiling and wearing a black tuxedo and white white with a high collar.
May 05

Bach B-Minor Mass

Masaaki Suzuki guest director

Joanne Lunn soprano; Tim Mead countertenor; Thomas Hobbs tenor; Jonathon Adams baritone

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir


Live performance at Massey Hall

  • May 5, 2022, 7:30pm at Massey Hall

Tickets available at or by phone (416) 872-4255

Digital concert (livestream)

  • May 6, 2022 at 7:30pm ET

Tickets sold by Tafelmusik through this website

Masaaki Suzuki directs Bach’s profound work of transcendent spirituality at Massey Hall.

The multi-award-winning conductor and Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki returns as guest director for one of the great masterpieces of Western art music, Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Towards the end of his life, Bach compiled a series of masterworks which would represent the culmination of almost four decades of his compositional endeavours. The last of these was the B-Minor Mass — a coherent, monumental work of great dramatic impact that was never performed in its entirety in the composer’s lifetime.

Performing in the newly revitalized Massey Hall, Tafelmusik Choir and Orchestra will be joined by a stellar cast of soloists, including Joanne Lunn, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; and Jonathon Adams, baritone. 


  • Digital tickets include a pre-concert chat and are available for extended viewing of up to seven days
  • House programs will be sent by email in advance of your concert
  • Digital and live concert tickets are subject to service fees
  • Live concert tickets prices are subject to demand

The following ticket types are available for the May 6, 2022 livestreamed digital concert:

  • Deluxe: Enjoy up to 7 days of unlimited viewing
  • Standard: Enjoy up to 48 hours of unlimited viewing
  • General: One-time, time-limited access for this concert


Buy a pass today to gain access to these benefits:

  • More Tafelmusik– all eight digital concerts
  • Easier access– concerts appear in your viewer on premiere day
  • On demand viewing– watch whenever you want through to August 31, 2022
  • Priority access to live concert tickets- when announced

WHAT TO EXPECT from a Live Concert at Massey Hall

Here’s what you can expect from your in-person concert experience:

  • Any changes regarding Massey Hall’s COVID policy will be communicated to ticket buyers no later than one week in advance
  • Signs to help you find your way and keep you safe
  • Helpful and informed Front of House staff
  • Programs sent in advance by email and available by QR code at the concert.
  • Fantastic acoustics and beautiful music!

WHAT TO EXPECT from a Digital Concert 

Here’s what you can expect from Tafelmusik’s digital concert experience:

  • High-resolution video and audio 
  • A digital House Program with repertoire and program notes
  • See the orchestra members and their instruments up-close and personal
  • Watch on any compatible browser—or, connect or cast to your television

Please note: Tafelmusik operates in accordance with public health mandates and venue policies. Physical distancing in indoor settings has been eliminated, as has the need to provide proof of vaccination for public entry to venues. Masking is also not required, but strongly recommended in indoor settings.

Any changes to policy or additional requirements will be communicated by email to ticketholders in advance of their performance, and reasonable accommodations will be made. Visit our Health and Safety page to learn more here.


Johann Sebastian Bach Mass in B Minor

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir


Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir
(416) 964-6337

427 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON M5S 1X7


- [ Add to Calendar ] 2022-05-05 23:30:00 2022-05-06 01:50:00 Bach B-Minor Mass <p><strong>Masaaki Suzuki</strong> guest director</p> <p><strong>Joanne Lunn </strong>soprano; <strong>Tim Mead </strong>countertenor; <strong>Thomas Hobbs </strong>tenor; <strong>Jonathon Adams </strong>baritone</p> <p><strong>Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Live performance at Massey Hall</strong></p> <ul><li>May 5, 2022, 7:30pm at Massey Hall</li> </ul><p>Tickets available at <a href=""></a> or by phone (416) 872-4255</p>

427 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON M5S 1X7

Bloor St. Culture Corridor America/Toronto public