Saffron Walden's Choral Society since 1883
Patron: John Rutter | Music Director: Janet Wheeler

Bach - St Matthew Passion

Saturday 28th March 2015 at 6:00pm
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

In the week before Easter, prepare to be uplifted by Bach’s dramatic and powerful retelling of the passion of Christ in the stunning acoustics of Saffron Hall. A work of enormous variety, the St Matthew Passion balances urgency - in the telling of the story of Christ’s final days - with meditative and extraordinarily personal arias for the soloists. It also has, arguably, the greatest opening chorus (composed for divided orchestras and choirs) ever composed for an oratorio.