J. S. Bach St Matthew Passion
Saturday 17th Mar 2018 7:00PM
Nottingham Harmonic Choir
The Musical and Amicable Society
Conductor Richard Laing
Bach Wrote Some of his greatest music in his Passion settings. These combined words from the gospel account, with reflective arias and some of his best-known chorales which would have been sung congregationally in Bach's time.
The use of the original German rather than English allows the music to flow more naturally to support and dramatise the accounts of the Last Supper and Good Friday, and to give space for contemplation. The music is still as vibrant and powerful now as it was when it was first written.