Bach St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Robert Murray Evangelist
Tristan Hambleton Christ
Keri Fuge soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Mark Wilde tenor
William Thomas bass
The Choir of The Queen’s College
The Boys of Radley College Choir
Owen Rees conductor
Bach’s great depiction of Jesus’s arrest and crucifixion, the St Matthew Passion, was unprecedented when it was first performed on Good Friday 1727.
All that could have prepared the congregation at St Thomas’s Church in Leipzig was their own Lutheran belief in the importance of reliving the suffering and transcendence of Christ.
Bach’s music, though, speaks to the whole of humanity in its monumental depth and drama.
The Orchestra is joined by Oxfordshire choirs and front-rank soloists for this Passiontide performance under The Queen’s College’s Owen Rees.
Book tickets via the event website or call Oxford Philharmonic‘s Box Office on 01865 980980 (Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm).
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Full price – £15.00, £28.00, £38.00, £48.00
Student price – from £5.00
170 minutes, including an interval of 20 minutes
Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.
Suitable for ages 6+
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