Proms 2022
9 Sep 2021, Royal Albert Hall
Previous Event
19:00 Thu 9 Sep 2021 Next Event

Proms 2021 Bach’s St Matthew Passion

Prom 44
Bach’s St Matthew Passion
19:00 Thu 9 Sep 2021 Royal Albert Hall
Period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo and Director Jonathan Cohen return to the Proms, joined by the Arcangelo Chorus and a glittering line-up of soloists, for Bach’s crowning masterpiece, the St Matthew Passion.
Period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo and Director Jonathan Cohen return to the Proms, joined by the Arcangelo Chorus and a glittering line-up of soloists, for Bach’s crowning masterpiece, the St Matthew Passion.

Programme

Performers

About This Event

Bach’s crowning masterpiece, the St Matthew Passion combines moments of extraordinary fragility and tenderness with raw choral power and explosive jubilation, bitter grief with passages of consolation. With double chorus and orchestra, its scope and ambition is vast – a piece made for the Royal Albert Hall. Following on from their gripping account of Handel’s Theodora in 2018, period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo and Director Jonathan Cohen return to the Proms, joined by a glittering line-up of soloists including Roderick Williams and rising star Stuart Jackson.

There will be one interval

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 10 September

Image: Jonathan Cohen © Marco Borggreve