St Matthew Passion at Salisbury Cathedral on Wednesday 17th April 2019Posted on: 12 Apr 2019
Enjoy an epic, imposing Baroque masterpiece in the environs of the majestic, awe-inspiring Salisbury Cathedral when J S Bach's St Matthew Passion is performed there on Wednesday 17th April 2019.
It's one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, Baroque or otherwise, and the work will be performed as part of the traditional Holy Week before Easter.
Composed for two orchestras, two choruses and six soloists, it was first performed in 1727 at the Good Friday Vespers in Saint Thomas' Church, Leipzig. It's lost none of its power and remains a towering, blistering work crammed with guts, glory and, naturally, plenty of passion.
It will be performed by period instrument ensemble Florilegium along with the Cathedral's choir and soloists James Oxley and Neal Davies, and sung in English. An unforgettable way to enjoy this colossal work in a magnificent venue.
The performance starts at 7pm. Tickets cost from £10 to £30 and can be purchased here.
Salisbury Cathedral is located at 6 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EF. Tel. 01722 555105
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