JS Bach St Matthew Passion

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7th April 2019
Sun 11.00am

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JS Bach St Matthew Passion

JS Bach:  St Matthew Passion

The Bach Choir’s annual performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, sung in English, is a much-anticipated fixture in London’s musical calendar. Join Evangelist, James Gilchrist, and the period instrument ensemble Florilegium for this Passion Sunday performance.

Please note that there is a long lunch interval between Parts I and II.

Part I starts at 11.00am and finishes at 12.15 pm.

Part II starts at 2.15pm and finishes at 3.45pm.


Royal Festival Hall, London

Orchestra - Florilegium

Conductor - David Hill

The Bach Choir

Evangelist - James Gilchrist

Christ - Matthew Rose

Soprano - Sophie Bevan

Contralto - Hilary Summers

Tenor - Ed Lyon

Baritone - Neal Davies

Concert Synopsis

Preview –

Keeping it fresh: conductor David Hill on the challenges of performing Bach’s St Matthew Passion annually with the Bach Choir.

See the article here

Notes From the Composer / Conductor

Leading tenor, and Evangelist, James Gilchrist discusses his role in The Bach Choir’s St Matthew Passion performances