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 Hlne Brunet, mezzo-soprano Sarah Myatt, and tenor Marc Molomot.
Date and time
$15 student, $30 general, $45 priority, and $100 patron
Available in advance at www.kingschapelchoir.eventbrite.ca or from the Kings Co-op Bookstore at 902.422.1270 ext. 261.
Cathedral Church of All Saints
1330 Cathedral Lane
Halifax NS B3H 2Z1