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St Matthew Passion

Autumn 2018

Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach’s most dramatic work
Autumn 2018

In partnership with 23 different choirs around the country, our soloists and the Old Street Band, led by Jonathan Peter Kenny, will perform Bach’s St Matthew Passion. This is the greatest music ever written by a man of faith.

Participating Choirs
Temple Church, Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Holy Trinity and Saint Silas CE Primary School

Lancaster Priory
Lancaster Priory Bach Choir
Lancaster Priory Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs

St John’s Church, Workington in association with Rosehill
Cockermouth Harmonic
Cockermouth School Choir
Wigton Choral Society
University of Cumbria Choral Society

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Wulfrun Singers
Members from the Kidderminster Choral Society
Lichfield Gospel Choir

Saffron Hall
Granta Chorale
SWCHS Voices
SCYM Junior Choir

Wiltshire Music Centre
Cantamus Chamber Choir
Wiltshire Music Centre Chorus

Blackburn Cathedral
The Renaissance Singers of Blackburn Cathedral
Bolton Junior Youth Choir

Firth Hall, Sheffield
Sheffield Chamber Choir
Sterndale Singers
Escafeld Chorale
Sheffield Chorale

Exeter Cathedral
Schola Exe
St Peter’s Preparatory School Choir

Great Malvern Priory
Hill Singers

Stoller Hall, Manchester
Chetham’s Chamber Choir
Manchester Cathedral Choristers

  • 4 Stars

    Jonathan Peter Kenny conducts the Old Street Band with an admirably crisp sense of the drama unfolding around him

    The Observer

  • immersive, direct and passionate


  • ‘This was sublime. I was moved to tears and never wanted it to finish. I have never experienced such a wonderful connection between the soloists, between the soloists and the musicians, and the soloists and the choir and audience. You all told the story so movingly with so much compassion. We were all captivated and felt hugely involved.’

    Audience Member, Wiltshire Music Centre 2018

  • ‘One of the most intense, uplifting musical experiences I have had, and it was a privilege to be in the audience.’

    Audience Member, Saffron Hall 2018