St Matthew Passion

Bach: St Matthew Passion

Saturday 26 March 2011
Bath Abbey

Dorothy House A charity concert in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care

James Gilchrist - Evangelist
Darren Jeffery - Christus
Carolyn Sampson - soprano
Michael Chance - counter tenor
Robin Tritschler - tenor
Roderick Williams - baritone
The Parley of Instruments

Gavin Carr - Conductor

Chris Hall - Peter
Marcus Evans - Judas
Simon Caldwell - Caiaphas
Cynthia Dobson -Pilate's Wife
Lisa Lewis - First False Witness
Richard Griffith - Second False Witness
Pam Bennett - First Maid
Heidi Couper - Second Maid
Rod Thouless - First High Priest
Tony Shield - Second High Priest

"Conductor Gavin Carr gave us a performance to remember..., an exceptional cast of soloists..., masterly playing from the Parley of Instruments..., the choir was right up alongside..."   (Peter Lloyd Williams - The Bath Chronicle)
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Conductor's Welcome

Introduction to this performance

The texts of the St Matthew Passion

Listening Notes

Historically Informed Performance

The Passion in 18th century Leipzig