Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Barihunk duo in all-star St Matthew Passion

Benjamin Appl and Edward Grint
An all-star cast of singers has been assembled for Bach's St Matthew Passion at St. John's Smith Square in London tonight at 7 PM. This is a rare opportunity to hear Bach's St Matthew Passion performed with just eight singers, allowing one to hear the work with the sonorities that the composer had in mind. It is believed that Bach wrote the SMP using one voice per part, or eight voices total, rather than the two conventional choirs which is common for performances and recordings.

The cast includes rising star and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Benjamin Appl as Christus and Edward Grint in the bass section, along with Charles Daniels as the Evangelist, Daniel Taylor and Robin Blaze in the countertenor section, sopranos Joanne Lunn and Elizabeth Cragg and tenor Mark Wilde. The London Handel Orchestra will be conducted by Adrian Butterfield.

Tickets are available online.

1 comment:

  1. DUO eye-candy hunks love it oh and St Matthews passion is prob my first ever fave opera/oratorio