J. S. Bach – St Matthew Passion

Melbourne Bach Choir - Passion

Presented by Melbourne Bach Choir


St Matthew Passion on Good Friday

The Melbourne Bach Choir and Orchestra conducted by Rick Prakhoff return after the trials of the pandemic to bring you into the light with a mini-festival of Bach and more.

The tradition of Good Friday concerts continues with J.S. Bach’s much loved St Matthew Passion. Robert Macfarlane plays the role of the Evangelist together with Adrian Tamburini as Jesus and an exciting group of soloists. The orchestra will again be led by Madeleine Easton, Director of Bach Akademie Australia.

This extraordinary musical journey is the perfect reflection for Good Friday, in these extraordinary times.

The Passion will be sung in German.

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Melbourne Bach Choir and Orchestra
Rick Prakhoff conductor
Madeleine Easton orchestra leader
Robert Macfarlane tenor (Evangelist)
Adrian Tamburini bass-baritone (Jesus)
Jacqueline Porter soprano
Sally-Anne Russell mezzo- soprano
Henry Choo tenor
Jeremy Kleeman bass-baritone


This production is part of the following series: