From the intractable swell of the opening chorus to the profound solemnity of the last, the Matthew Passion contains some of the most exquisite music that Bach ever composed.
And there are few greater interpreters than the Dunedin Consort, whose annual performance has become a must-see event. Their intimate, one-per-part interpretation has set a benchmark for the genre, highlighting the very human story at the centre of this staggering musical masterpiece.
Johann Sebastian Bach Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Sofi Jeannin Director
Anna Dennis Soprano
Beth Taylor Mezzo-soprano
Joshua Ellicott Evangelist
Matthew Brook Christus
This concert is part of the Dunedin Consort 2023/24 season which includes Songs of Wars I Have Seen, Matthew Passion, John Passion, Sean Shibe meets Dunedin Consort, Messiah, Leipzig 300, Čičić directs Vivaldi and the Scattered Rhymes Choral Tour. Book for four or more events and save 20%.
"A Matthew Passion that cut straight to the heart... every line of Bach’s counterpoint was so clear you could almost touch it."