St Matthew Passion

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10th April 2022
Sun 11.00am

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St Matthew Passion

JS Bach  St Matthew Passion

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

Evangelist - Ed Lyon

Christ - Mark Stone

Soprano - Sophie Bevan

Mezzo Soprano - Jane Irwin

Tenor - Toby Spence

Baritone - Roderick Williams

Finchley Children's Music Group

Southwark Cathedral Girls' Choir

Concert Synopsis

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.

The St Matthew Passion is a dramatic telling of the Passion of Christ, which features some of Bach’s most beautiful and poignant chorales, alongside rousing and striking choruses.  It is a work that The Bach Choir is renowned for performing annually to an exceptionally high standard and we are delighted to be returning to the concert platform on this Palm Sunday after a two-year break.

the real star of this show was The Bach Choir itself, and the standard of choral singing throughout was impressively high’  Arts Desk