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Bach’s St Matthew Passion

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists

For his second concert at the 2016 International Festival, Sir John Eliot Gardiner delivers one of the greatest musical masterpieces ever created: Bach’s St Matthew Passion. 

Depicting the final events leading to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, Bach's St Matthew Passion is a vivid sacred drama punctuated by sublime arias and contemplative choruses, at once heart-wrenching and full of hope.

Gardiner has been giving revelatory accounts of the St Matthew Passion with the outstanding period forces of his English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir since the 1980s – fervent, theatrical, and widely regarded as one of the pinnacles of historical performance.

They are joined by two exceptional singers. British tenor James Gilchrist has been described as the finest Evangelist of his generation, praised for his focus and penetrating clarity, and powerful German bass-baritone Stephan Loges is an intense interpreter of the role of Christ.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir will also be performing Schumann's Manfred at the Usher Hall on 11 August 7.30pm

English Baroque Soloists
Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conductor

NYCoS National Girls Choir 
Christopher Bell 
Chorus Master

James Gilchrist Evangelist
Stephan Loges Christus

Hannah Morrison Soprano
Reginald Mobley Alto
Eleanor Minney Alto
Gareth Treseder Tenor
Alex Ashworth Bass
Jonathan Sells Bass
Ashley Riches Bass

Bach St Matthew Passion

More information about some of the artists

Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists

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13 August 2016

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.