AAM Concerts

Bach's St Matthew Passion
On Good Friday, AAM returns to a masterpiece that never grows old: Bach’s St Matthew Passion, stripped back to its essentials and performed with absolute commitment.

Filled with wonder and sorrow, a survivor tells his tale. As other voices tell their stories, the chorus becomes an accusing crowd, and an ancient tragedy comes startlingly alive. This is Bach’s St Matthew Passion, in an intimate and powerful performance from Academy of Ancient Music and a consort cast of acclaimed soloists.

The St Matthew Passion has become a Good Friday tradition, but this year AAM gets back to the music’s roots, using a chamber-scaled orchestra that Bach himself might have recognised and solo singers who step out of the ensemble to share their testimony. Performed like this, the emotion feels even more intense, and as ever, no religious belief is required: just a readiness to experience one of western music’s most beautiful – and transforming – masterpieces.

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Fri 29 Mar
 | 3.00pm
Barbican Hall
London
Tickets: 
From £15, £5 (u35)
020 7870 2500
Programme
Bach
St Matthew Passion
Performers
Anna Dennis
soprano
Tim Mead
alto
Nicholas Mulroy
tenor
George Humphreys
bass
Mhairi Lawson
soprano
Magid El-Bushra
alto
Paul Hopwood
tenor
Rodney Earl Clarke
bass
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings
director & harpsichord
Anna Dennis
Tim Mead
Nicholas Mulroy
George Humphreys
Mhairi Lawson
Magid El-Bushra
Paul Hopwood
Rodney Earl Clarke
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