JS Bach's St Matthew Passion is a monument of Western art. Combining moments of intense introspection with ravishing arias and jubilant choruses, it presents a profound meditation on the events of Good Friday — and on universal humanity, suffering and love. Andrew Kennedy continues the tradition of former King's choral scholars returning as soloists, taking the central role of the Evangelist.
JS Bach: St Matthew Passion
Andreas Scholl, countertenor
Andrew Kennedy, Evangelist
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
Pre-concert talk (12.30pm, Keynes Hall, King's College): Distinguished Bach scholar, Dr Bettina Varwig, joins us for an for an informative and entertaining talk on Bach’s great work. She will be joined by some of the soloists in conversation about their experience of singing Bach. Admission Free, no ticket required.