Chaplain Brian Hamer, active duty Navy Chaplain and author of a forthcoming article, “Bach Behind the Iron Curtain: A Musical Post Card from Russia, 1962,” joins Andy and Sarah during Bach Week to talk about the Robert Shaw Chorale and their global tours, the Chorale’s tour of Russia in 1962, how audiences in Russia reacted to J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass on this tour, and what this event implies for the legacy of Bach’s music in our own day. Find articles from Chaplain Hamer (including this one, publishing in September) at whatdoesthismean.org under the “Lifted Voice” column.
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