5th Dec, 2016

Bach's St Matthew Passion to echo through Coventry Cathedral this Good Friday

Les Reid 20th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A STUNNING portrayal of Bach’s St Matthew Passion is to be held in the poignant setting of Coventry Cathedral on Good Friday.

The recital on March 25 will be performed by Saint Michael’s Singers and the English Symphony Orchestra with professional soloists and the cathedral’s girl choristers.

The production is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music, setting chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of St Matthew to music. This portrayal is in English and will be conducted by Paul Leddington Wright.

J.S Bach’s “Great Passion”, dating back to 1727, is mix of storytelling, meditative arias and choruses giving St Matthew’s account of Christ’s betrayal, trial and execution.

Conductor Paul Leddington Wright said: “We are delighted to be performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in the spectacular setting of Coventry Cathedral.

“The passion is one of the greatest of all sacred works with profound human drama and a heartbreaking musical exploration of humanity, suffering and love.

“Our orchestra and singers promise an evening of breathtaking drama and stunning music in a truly atmospheric and poignant location”.

Tickets are available priced £25, £20, £15, concessions £2.00 off the ticket price and under 18’s and students half price from www.ticketweb.co.uk or by emailing tickets@saintmichaelssingers.org or 0844 477 1000.

Further information about the performance can be found on www.saintmichaelssingers.org