On Tuesday 16 April at 7 pm, the choir of Hereford Cathedral, together with an international line-up of soloists and period-instrument orchestra Marches Baroque, will be singing J S Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

The performance of one of Bach’s Passions has become a regular feature of Holy Week at Hereford Cathedral, with the cathedral choir singing the St John Passion and the St Matthew Passion in alternate years. Geraint Bowen, the director of music at the cathedral, said ‘It is always exciting to re-visit these extraordinary works, which never lose their power to move audiences.’

He added, ‘In the course of the St Matthew Passion the choir has to adopt a number of different guises, one moment singing a tender chorale, the next portraying a baying mob calling for Christ’s crucifixion.’

The role of the Evangelist will be taken by James Oxley, while Christus will be sung by Michael Mofidian.

The other soloists will be soprano Rebecca Hardwick, countertenor Feargal Mostyn-Williams, tenor Peter Harris and bass Colin Campbell. The work will be sung in German, and a translation is provided in the programme, which can be purchased for £3 on the door.

Tickets are priced at £25 or £18, and booking is essential via the cathedral shop on 01432 374 210 or [email protected]. Alternatively, they may be bought using the links at the bottom of this page. Please note that tickets bought online include a booking fee of £1.50 per ticket.

To download a flyer with a form to order tickets by post, please click here.

This event is supported by W A Cadbury Charitable Trust.

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Front nave

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