Newcastle Upon Tyne Bach Choir - Newcastle Baroque

Sage One

Doors 6.30pm, start time 7pm

J S Bach: St Matthew Passion

Since its first performance in Leipzig on Good Friday 1727, Bach’s St Matthew Passion has become one of the pinnacles of the choral repertoire.

The work’s intricate design, mixing the Passion story narrated by the tenor Evangelist with dramatic choral crowd scenes, individual responses in the solo arias, and communal reflections in the chorales, creates a moving meditation on the events leading up to Christ’s death.

Several of the country’s leading early music singers, along with a double orchestra of period instruments, join the Newcastle Bach Choir for a memorable reflection on the Easter story.

Charles Daniels (Evangelist)
Andri Björn Róbertsson (Jesus)
Mhairi Lawson (Soprano)
Robin Blaze (Alto)
Hugo Hymas (Tenor)
Peter Harvey (Baritone)
Eric Cross (Conductor)
Newcastle Baroque
Girls’ Choir of St Nicholas Cathedral

Part of What's On in March and April

Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.

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