St Matthew Passion
24 March 2018, 7pm
St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka
First performed on 11 April 1727, this masterpiece of sacred music tells the timeless story of the Passion of Christ from the perspective of the evangelist Matthew. In the beautiful St Christopher’s Cathedral in the lead up to Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday, Saint Matthew’s message is again gifted to the world in this sublime setting by Bach.
Canberra Choral Society (CCS) has hand-picked soloists, orchestra and chorus members to perform the complete work, unabridged as Bach intended to bring glory to his God. These elements combine to provide a heavenly experience for lovers of the message and lovers of music alike.
Conductor: Andrew Koll
Soloists: Robert Macfarlane (Evangelist), Jeremy Tatchell (Jesus),
Greta Claringbould, Andrew Fysh, Christopher Roache, Maartje Sevenster,
With CCS Massed Chorus and the CCS Orchestra