Our forthcoming concert...
Saturday, March 21st 2015
Bedford Corn Exchange
Bach - St Matthew Passion
- Ben Thapa - Evangelist
- Andrew Greenan - Christus
- Bethany Seymour - soprano
- Anna Huntley - alto
- Simon Berridge - tenor
- Neil Baker - bass
- Ian Smith - conductor
- with Bedford Sinfonia
Why not celebrate Bach’s 330th birthday by joining the audience for his magnificent masterpiece?
The poignancy and grandeur of the great St. Matthew Passion of 1730 were hardly to be surpassed by Bach himself.
From the majestic and disturbing opening chorus the hearer is aware that he is involved in a work of sublime tragedy and,
in the ordering of the various arias, choruses and chorales which together make up the this mighty composition,
Bach reveals himself not only as a great musician but also as a great dramatic poet.
Bedford Choral Society, under its musical director Ian Smith, together with a wonderful range of soloists
and the fine orchestral support of Bedford Sinfonia, is delighted to be performing this truly memorable work
as a major part of our 2014/15 season.
Tickets for the concert are be available from:
Bedford Tourist Information Centre, St. Paul's Square, Bedford MK04 1SJ
or from members of Bedford Choral Society