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St Matthew Passion - POSTPONED

Sheffield Bach Choir, Anna Harvey , Ella Taylor & Simon Lindley
Group types: Choruses, Conductors
  • Saturday 3 March
    6.30 – 9.45pm
Ticket typeCost
Students (on door only)£6
Under-16s (with adults)free

Sheffield Bach Choir and St Peter's Singers present Bach's masterpiece

Sadly, the adverse weather conditions have forced Sheffield Bach Society to postpone this performance. The safety of the many individuals involved, not least the audience, was of paramount concern. It is hoped to re-arrange the concert in the relatively near future if a suitable date can be found. For further information see

Dr Simon Lindley conducts Sheffield Bach Choir, joined by St Peter's Singers from Leeds and choristers from St John's Ranmoor, in this performance of Bach's masterpiece. Stephen Liley and Thomas Hunt reprise their roles as the Evangelist and Christ, while award-winning bass Sam Carl joins Sheffield's rising stars Anna Harvey (Welsh National Opera) and Ella Taylor (former BBC Chorister of the Year). The double orchestra is provided by Sally Robinson's highly acclaimed National Festival Orchestra.

Judged by any yardstick, Bach’s Passion Settings have to be ranked as amongst the greatest musical works ever written. Sheffield Bach Choir present the St Matthew Passion of 1729, one of only two that survive in complete form. The work is masterful in its use of double chorus and orchestra to convey this most powerful of stories, and Bach deployed Chorale Hymns throughout to enable the congregation to participate in a work that was essentially composed for public worship. Sheffield Bach Choir present the work in its entirety, hence the start time of 6.30pm, and welcome audience participation in the much-loved Chorale Hymns.


Sheffield Bach Choir, Anna Harvey (mezzo soprano), Ella Taylor (soprano), Simon Lindley, Stephen Lilley (Evangelist), Thomas Hunt (Christ), Sam Carl (bass), Choristers from St John's Ranmoor and National Festival Orchestra


  • J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion

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