St Matthew Passion

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The Melbourne Bach Choir and Orchestra conducted by Rick Prakhoff present the St Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach, sung in German.

Two adult choirs, a children’s choir, two orchestras and six outstanding Australian soloists will fill Melbourne Recital Centre with this extraordinary, dramatic telling of the Passion story, written to be performed on Good Friday.

The choir’s 2016 performance of this work received a five minute ovation and a four-star review from The Age: Andrew Goodwin’s Evangelist was ‘one of those performances that lives in the memory for days, the delivery clarion-clear with unshakeable reliability, even in the line’s stretching high tessitura, and an emotional responsiveness leading to several pin-drop moments.’

Andrew Goodwin again brings his beautiful high tenor to the role of the Evangelist. Jud Arthur will sing Christus, together with aria soloists including Jacqueline Porter, Jacqueline Dark, Michael Smallwood and Jeremy Kleeman.

From the darkly evocative orchestral opening Bach creates a narrative more compelling than that of any opera of the period. Sung in German, this extraordinary musical journey is the perfect reflection for Good Friday.

Presented by Melbourne Bach Choir

ARTISTS

Melbourne Bach Choir and Orchestra
Conductor Rick Prakhoff
Evangelist: Andrew Goodwin
Christus: Jud Arthur
Jacqueline Porter, soprano
Jacqueline Dark, alto
‘Michael Smallwood, tenor
Jeremy Kleeman, bass baritone

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