About B:Classical 2022/23: Good Friday St Matthew Passion with Ex Cathedra

Running time  2pm Start, 5.30pm Ends

Ex Cathedra Choir & Baroque Orchestra

Jeffrey Skidmore conductor

Bach St Matthew Passion

We all know how the story ends, which makes Bach’s St Matthew Passion all the more profound. His deeply personal re-telling of the betrayal, suffering and death of Christ is one of the most powerful of all sacred choral works and shows Bach as a master craftsman of musical story-telling. Arresting choruses, poignant arias and instrumental colour bring the drama graphically to life and Bach’s universal appeal makes this a compelling musical pilgrimage irrespective of personal belief.

For many years, Ex Cathedra’s visionary director Jeffrey Skidmore has led his superb chamber choir and Baroque orchestra in Symphony Hall’s Good Friday Bach Passion. In recent seasons they have incorporated chorale preludes, motets, congregational hymns and readings to offer a fascinating insight and richer experience of the Good Friday Vespers for which the St Matthew Passion was composed.

Sung in German with English surtitles

Ex Cathedra is an Associate Artist of B:Music

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