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An exciting new project in an extraordinary year

Every year The Bach Choir performs the St Matthew Passion to sold-out audiences.  Unable to perform in 2020 or 2021, we used Bach’s music as a catalyst to launch a bold new project, that also supports composers and singers throughout lockdown.

We invited six brilliant, award-winning composers to compose new works in answer to chorales from the St Matthew Passion.  They had complete freedom to choose their text, and we invited them to challenge, explore and take risks. We are now beginning to explore their compositions in rehearsals with musical director David Hill.

Later this year these new #bachinspired works will be recorded alongside the chorales which prompted them. It will be an exciting moment when we can finally share them with the world!

The project aims to promote dialogue with the past while contributing to the music of the future. And creates a legacy from this extraordinary year when singing live has not been possible.

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