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JS Bach's St Matthew Passion | East Sussex Bach Choir/The Fletching Singers

Sunday March 25, 2018 at 19:00
All Saints Church, Hove
£25, £20, £15
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  1. St Matthew Passion BWV 244 - Johann Sebastian Bach

This monumental St Matthew Passion is hailed as the greatest setting of the Passion story in western music, but surprisingly it was not until almost 100 years after its premiere that Bach’s music got the recognition it deserved.

Composed in 1727, it is a setting of sections of St Matthew’s Gospel, designed as part of Good Friday Vespers for the strict Lutheran stronghold of Leipzig. Following its premiere, it received two subsequent performances in 1736 and the 1740s. After that it was not performed again until its revival in Berlin in 1829 by Mendelssohn, which marked a renaissance of Bach’s sacred vocal music.

The work comprises two choruses, two orchestras (each with continuo organ) and a group of soloists, including Jesus Christ and the Evangelist.

East Sussex Bach Choir are combining forces with The Fletching Singers and will be singing the English translation of The St Matthew Passion.

The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Nick Milner-Gulland, the former Music Director of The Fletching Singers who recently passed away.

All Saints Church
The Drive
East Sussex
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