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Mariinsky Theatre Honors Flight 9268 Victims

Mariinsky Theatre
Courtesy Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre will conduct a Mass in B Minor by J. S. Bach performed by the world famous "Bach ensemble" Helmut Rilling and the Academic Grand Choir "Masters of Choral Singing" in honor of the victims of Flight 9268. 

The theater's press department announced the mass the tribute and memoriam. The mass in B minor Bach was created over ten years, the last edits of which were made just before the great composer lost his sight totally. This epic work is appropriate for honoring those killed in the Egypt disaster. Interestingly, the grand scale of the piece prevented it from ever being performed during Bach's lifetime. 

G. Rilling, conductor and artistic Director of the "Bach ensemble" is recognized worldwide as the unsurpassed interpreter of Bach's music. The Mariinsky Theatre spokesperson noted: 

"The mass in b minor is one of the crown pieces in the repertoire of "Bach ensemble" and yet, the execution of this masterpiece each time puts before the musicians of the difficult task. The interpreters have to translate into music the images of suffering and sorrow, but of joy and hope."

The A-321 airliner flown by airline "Kogalymavia", was in route from the Egyptian Sharm El-Sheikh resorts to St. Petersburg, when the plane crashed mysteriously killing all on board. 

The mass begins at 8:00 PM tonight. Tickets are on sale at the box office, as well as online.