Utterly timeless in its emotional appeal, there are few who are not moved by the glorious music of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, particularly in its majestic opening and closing choruses. Our Good Friday performances of this intense yet dignified telling of the events surrounding Easter are a well-established tradition in Birmingham.
BBC Music magazine’s Editor, Oliver Condy, explains why he has recommended today’s concert:
“ If I were to name my one Desert Island Disc, it would be Bach’s St Matthew Passion. A gigantic work of orchestral and choral perfection, it contains everything, from expressions of unbridled joy to movements that somehow describe devastating grief. Bach’s abilities defy explanation.”
English Chamber Orchestra
Paul Spicer Conductor
JS Bach St Matthew Passion 180’
£5-£37.50 SH Standard Orchestral Plan. Choir not available.
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