The St Matthew Passion (German: Matthäus-Passion), BWV 244, is a Passion, a sacred oratorio written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by Picander. It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (in the Luther Bible) to music, with interspersed chorales and arias. It is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music. The original Latin title Passio Domini nostri J.C. secundum Evangelistam Matthæum translates to "The Passion of our Lord J[esus] C[hrist] according to the Evangelist Matthew".

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Performances & Interviews


Upcoming BBC Events featuring St Matthew Passion

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: St Matthew Passion
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ephj6q
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
2020-04-09T07:15:14
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9
Apr
2020
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: St Matthew Passion

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: St Matthew Passion

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: St Matthew Passion
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ecxp8g
St David's Hall, Cardiff
2020-04-10T07:15:14
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10
Apr
2020
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: St Matthew Passion

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: St Matthew Passion

St David's Hall, Cardiff


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