Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: Bach St Matthew Passion
Performed by: East Sussex Bach Choir
Time: Sunday, 25 March 2018, at 7:00pm
Place: All Saints’ Church, Hove
Description: East Sussex Bach Choir
The Fletching Singers
The Baroque Collective
Sunday 25th March 7:0
All Saints Hove
£25 £20 £15
This monumental St Matthew Passion is hailed as the greatest setting of the Passion story in western music, but surprisingly it was not until almost 100 years after its premiere that Bach’s music got the recognition it deserved.
Composed in 1727, it is a setting of sections of St Matthew’s Gospel, designed as part of Good Friday Vespers for the strict Lutheran stronghold of Leipzig. Following its premiere, it received two subsequent performances in 1736 and the 1740s. After that it was not performed again until its revival in Berlin in 1829 by Mendelssohn, which marked a renaissance of Bach’s sacred vocal music.
The work comprises two choruses, two orchestras (each with continuo organ) and a group of soloists, including Jesus Christ and the Evangelist.
East Sussex Bach Choir are combining forces with The Fletching Singers and will be singing the English translation of The St Matthew Passion.
The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Nick Milner-Gulland, the former Music Director of The Fletching Singers who recently passed away.
Tickets: £25 £20 £15
Contact: Walter Hare

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