J S Bach: St Matthew Passion7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
London Bach Singers and Feinstein Ensemble
The central concert of this year’s Bach Weekend is a performance of the Matthew Passion, the towering masterpiece of Bach’s Leipzig Period. It is immediately clear from the scoring and dimensions of this extraordinary work that Bach’s intention was to surpass anything yet written, either by himself or by any other composer. The Gospel narrative is shaped and illuminated with beautifully set poems and arias, written by Bach’s great librettist Picander.