Ensemble Season: Dunedin Consort - Bach's St Matthew Passion Classical

Ensemble Season: Dunedin Consort - Bach's St Matthew Passion

  • Date

    Thursday 26 March 2015

  • venue

    Music Hall Transformation

  • time

    7.30pm | Finish 10.05pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £13 inc. bf | Under 26s £5 | Under 16s Free

  • genre

    Classical

Ensemble Season: Dunedin Consort presents Bach's St Matthew Passion

John Butt Director
Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist
Robert Davies Jesus

JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion was first performed at Easter between 1727 and 1729, and has since become one of the towering works of classical music. It brings together two orchestras and choruses to create a powerful meditation on the story of Christ’s crucifi xion, as related by the Gospel of Matthew.

Using similar forces and instruments to those that Bach would have used, the Dunedin Consort makes use of 8 individual solo voices alongside the group’s characteristically virtuosic instrumental players, highlighting a real sense of clarity and emotional expression in exploring what is often considered Bach’s masterpiece.


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