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Bach’s setting of the Passion story - an astonishing tale of persecution, betrayal and forgiveness - is a work of staggering musical virtuosity and accomplishment.

This is music that pushes and pulls us, that draws us inexorably inwards and which remains overwhelmingly moving, year after year. But it is just as much a story about love. About how each of us, spiritual or otherwise, can find solace and community through love and redemption, and take courage from the knowledge that hope still lives on in the darkest of places.

Johann Sebastian Bach Matthew Passion, BWV 244 

John Butt Director
Andrew Tortise Evangelist
Neal Davies Christus 

Dunedin Consort series subscription: This concert is part of the Dunedin Consort 2022/23 season which includes Haydn Symphonies, Handel In Rome, Matthew Passion, Hail, O Queen and Out of Her Mouth. Book for four or more events and save 20%.  

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"The quality of musicianship combined with depths of communicative insight to make this a Matthew Passion that cut straight to the heart" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

(The Times)

Matthew Passion 2023