Bach St Matthew Passion

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Bach St Matthew Passion

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.

The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea is one of the finest professional church choirs in the UK whose members regularly sing with many of the world’s leading consort groups, such as The Sixteen, Tallis Scholars, Stile Antico and Monteverdi Choir. All solos, bar those of the Evangelist & Christus, will be taken by members of the choir. William Vann, Director of Music at the Royal Hospital Chelsea joins forces with us and world-famed Evangelist James Gilchrist.

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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Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
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William Vann
Concert details
Bach St Matthew Passion
William Vann conductor
James Gilchrist Evangelist
Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Concert date
Cadogan Hall, London
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | 7.00pm
Tickets: £15, £25, £35, £45