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CBSO/Rattle

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 10 March 2010

Presented by Martin Handley

Bach's St Matthew Passion is often regarded as one of his finest achievements, and as one of the pinnacles of sacred choral music. The dramatic re-telling of the events of Holy Week has a power and expressive beauty that add up to an overwhelming experience. In this concert Sir Simon Rattle returns to Birmingham to conduct the CBSO for the first time in four years, together with an outstanding international line-up of soloists.

Bach: St Matthew Passion

Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)
Mark Padmore (tenor - Evangelist)
Topi Lehtipuu (tenor)
Christian Gerhaher (baritone - Christus)
Thomas Quasthoff (baritone)

CBSO Chorus
CBSO Children's Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

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