1819H Bach St Matthew Passion
Masaaki Suzuki, guest director
Hannah Morrison, soprano
Terry Wey, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor/Evangelist
Stephan Macleod, bass-baritone/Jesus
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
World-renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki directs the composer’s iconic masterpiece.
In a standout highlight of this anniversary season, Masaaki Suzuki, multi award-winning conductor and founder of the Bach Collegium Japan, makes his Tafelmusik debut conducting one of Western culture’s most iconic masterpieces: Bach’s St Matthew Passion.
Bach’s musical telling of Christ’s final hours is a monumental work for vocal soloists, two choirs, and two orchestras. It combines drama with devotion, questions as much as it reassures, and contains some of Bach’s most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music. In its depth and spirituality, St Matthew Passion is a work that speaks to the whole of humanity.
- Bach St Matthew Passion