J. S. Bach’s powerful oratorio St Matthew Passion is to be performed at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 29th March, at 7.30pm.
The St Matthew Passion is a vivid setting of the German Lutheran translation of passages from St Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus approaches his death on the cross.
The piece will be performed by Peterborough Choral Society, Peterborough Cathedral Choirs and Peterborough Festival Chorus. The Saraband Consort, a London based baroque orchestra using period instruments, will accompany the singers and the conductor will be the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Robert Quinney.
The soloists will be Simon Wall (Evangelist), Cecilia Osmond (soprano), Frances Bourne (mezzo-soprano), Mark Dobell (tenor) and Nicholas Morris (baritone).
“This is undoubtedly one of the greatest masterpieces of Western music,” says Robert Quinney. “It is a deeply dramatic and moving account of the Passion of Christ and runs the whole gamut of musical styles from the simple, unadorned chorales, to virtuoso displays by the solo instrumentalists and singers.”
The concert is a collaboration between Peterborough Cathedral and Vivacity.
When & where:
Saturday 29th March at 7.30pm
Tickets £20, £15 & £12.
Discounts for U18s and members of PCMA.
Available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/pcma,
Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203 and Peterborough Visitor Destination Centre