St Matthew Passion
This great masterwork for double choir, double orchestra, and soloists - described by CBC Radio 2 as "the East Coast choral event of the season".
Bachs St Matthew Passion is a dramatic telling of the story of Christs Passion, using the narrative from the Gospel of St Matthew and additional texts by Bachs librettist, Picander. The story is told by the Evangelist (St Matthew), to be sung by the English-German tenor Rufus Mller, considered one of the worlds leading interpreters of this role. The double choir alternates between the voices of the worked-up crowd and the voice of inner reflection on the meaning of the Passion. The performances will also feature the professional chamber orchestra, Ensemble Regale, led by Baroque master David Greenberg and including players from Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, and New York; the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir; and a line-up of stellar soloists from Canada and the United States, including preeminent Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor, baritone Tyler Duncan in the role of Pilate, baritone Dion Mazerolle in the role of Jesus, soprano Hélène Brunet, mezzo-soprano Sarah Myatt, and tenor Marc Molomot.
Tickets for the Lunenburg performance, presented by Musique Royale, are $10 student, $25 general in advance/$30 at the door and are available at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg or advance reservation at email@example.com or 902.634.9994.
The performance in Lunenburg will include an extended intermission with food and refreshments served in the church hall.
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St John's Anglican Church-Lunenburg
81 Cumberland St