April 14th, Christ Church, Skipton, 7.00pm
Ben Crick and a formidable line up of professional singers and instrumentalists deliver what we believe is the first ever performance in Skipton of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion at Christ Church, Skipton.
Considered by many to be the greatest of all choral masterpieces, Bach’s St Matthew Passion combines drama with devotion like no other, and contains some of the most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music ever written. Bach himself considered it his best work.
Conceived on a larger scale than the more often performed St John Passion, the setting of the Passion of Christ according to St Matthew requires two choruses, two orchestras and an array of soloists.
Our international soloists include:
Richard Rowe - Evangelist
Dean Robinson - Christ
Also featuring The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds, Leeds University's premier choir, and the professional musicians from the Skipton Building Society Camerata.