Over the years, our celebrated interpretation of Bach’s Matthew Passion has earned us five-star reviews, coveted awards and taken us around the world.
It has become one of the cornerstones of our season. But in 2020, for the first time in our history, the concert halls fell silent and our annual performances were cancelled. It was a strange and sombre Easter without Bach’s music for comfort.
This year, we return to Edinburgh and Perth with one of Bach’s most heart-rending works, a piece that feels more powerful now than ever. With that silent Easter behind us, we look forward to rejoicing once more in Bach’s glorious music, and its message of hope, togetherness and salvation.
J.S. Bach - Matthew Passion, BWV 244
John Butt: Director
Andrew Tortise: Evangelist
Matthew Brook: Christus
Presented by Dunedin Consort
"It’s tantalising to discover what Butt’s scholarship will bring to the surface in each fresh account – there’s a real sense of the score being alive, of the drama being told for the first time"