The University of King’s College Chapel Choir performs
St Matthew Passion by J. S. Bach
Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019 at 4 p.m. – St John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 at 4 p.m. – Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax
It has been five years since the Chapel Choir last performed Bach’s magnificent St Matthew Passion. Scored for double choir, double orchestra, and soloists, this musical monument tells the story of Christ’s Passion, using the narrative from the Gospel of St Matthew and additional texts by Bach’s librettist, Picander. The role of the Evangelist will be sung by famous British tenor Charles Daniels. The chamber orchestra Ensemble Regale is led by Baroque master David Greenberg and features a mix of instrumentalists from Nova Scotia as well as elsewhere in Canada, the United States, and even the U.K. These performances will also feature the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir and a line-up of stellar early music soloists. The Chapel Choir’s performances five years ago were named “the East Coast choral event of the season” by CBC Music. The University of King’s College has won a reputation for presenting world-class performances of the great Baroque masterworks right here in Nova Scotia.