Easter at Kings: Bach St Matthew Passion

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Easter at Kings: Bach St Matthew Passion

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT WILL GO ON SALE IN EARLY 2019

Bach’s wife referred to it as the ‘Greatest Passion’. The composer himself broke with protocol, penning the score with red as well as brown ink. Both knew that in the Matthew Passion, Bach had created something special – perhaps even something monumental. One of the finest choral works, perhaps pieces of music, ever written, this tale of the Passion of Christ combines drama with devotion like no other. It questions, challenges and reassures, and contains some of the most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music from a composer who excelled in both those fields.

As part of Stephen Cleobury’s final celebration of Easter at King’s, we join the conductor and King’s College Choir to present Bach’s musical telling of Christ’s final hours on earth under the chapel’s famous vaulted ceiling.

The iconic score for vocal soloists, two choirs and two orchestras combines drama with devotion like no other. It questions, challenges and reassures, and contains some of the most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music from a composer who excelled in both those fields.

 

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James Gilchrist
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Stephen Cleobury
Concert details
Bach St Matthew Passion
Stephen Cleobury conductor
James Gilchrist Evangelist
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Concert dates
King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Monday, 15 April 2019 | 6.30pm
Tickets: £15, £25, £35, £45
King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 | 6.30pm
Tickets: £15, £25, £35, £45