St Matthew Passion Concert

St Matthew Passion, J S Bach – Sunday 11 March at 6.00pm

St Michael’s church will be the setting for another splendid concert in the Barnes Music Festival programme 2018, whose theme is Peace and Harmonies.

Sponsored by Friends of the English Chamber Singers

Performers
Robert Murray Evangelist
Laurence Williams Jesus
Colette Boushell soprano
Elspeth Marrow contralto
Magnus Walker tenor
Michael Ronan bass
English Chamber Singers
St Michael’s Choir
Tiffin Boys’ Choir
Barnes Period Instrumentalists
Martin Neary conductor

Doors open 5.15pm
Interval 7.15pm – 8.00pm
Finish 9.30pm

Ticket prices  £40, £30, £20, £15

On sale at www.barnesmusicfestival.com, in person at Chesterton’s Barnes and East Sheen, by post using the booking form at the back of the church, or in person at St Michael’s Parish Office.

Bach’s St Matthew Passion is one of Western music’s greatest masterpieces.  Composed in 1727 for the Good Friday services in the work recounts the dramatic events leading up to Jesus’s crucifixion, as well as offering, through the chorales and arias, moments of beauty, peace and contemplation.  The Passion is written for solo voices, double choir, double orchestra and a children’s choir, and this performance, using period instruments, aims to recreate as closely as possible the sounds for which Bach was writing.

Photograph by Philip Bovey