Bach's St Matthew Passion

08 April 2017
18:30 - 22:00
Nave
A picture of a stained glass window
Norwich Cathedral Choir and Norwich Baroque are joined by internationally acclaimed soloists and singers from Norwich High School for Girls and Norwich Lower School, as they perform Bach's St Matthew Passion as part of the Cathedral's activities for Lent, Holy Week and Easter.
 
Composed in 1727, Bach’s setting of the St Matthew Passion is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music. Written for double orchestra, double choir, children’s chorus and a cast of soloists, it sets the Passion story on a scale that is unmatched even to the present day. Bach combines the narrative from St Matthew’s gospel with dramatic choruses, some of his most expressive and exquisite solo movements, and chorale (hymn) tunes around which the drama is woven. 

Ashley Grote Conductor
William Blake Evangelist
Robert Rice Christus
Fflur Wyn Soprano
Robin Blaze Alto
Tom Raskin Tenor
James Newby Bass

Tickets: £14 - £30. Booking online here or in person at the Cathedral Gift Shop or Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000).