The Academy of Ancient Music and King's College Choir perform St Matthew's Passion on April 15 and 16

PUBLISHED: 14:50 13 March 2019

King's College Choir will sing The St Matthew Passion

King's College Choir will sing The St Matthew Passion

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The Academy of Ancient Music will be joined by the choir of King's College, Cambridge to perform the St Matthew Passion

The Academy of Ancient Music will be joined by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge to sing Bach’s St Matthew Passion in King’s College Chapel.

Conducted by Stephen Cleobury, leading British bass Matthew Rose will sing the part of Christus, alongside tenor James Gilchrist. Together they present Bach’s musical telling of Christ’s final hours on earth.

The other soloists are soprano, Sophie Bevan, alto, David Allsopp, and tenor Robert Murray. The St Matthew Passion, a sacred oratorio was written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra.

It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (in the Luther Bible) to music, with interspersed chorales and arias. It is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music.

April 15 and 16 at 6.30pm. Tickets, £15-£45 from the King’s Shop in King’s Parade, opposite the college in King’s Parade, Cambridge, or www.shop.kings.cam.ac.uk/category-s/1858.htm

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