Internationally-acclaimed local orchestra perform Bach’s masterpiece
The Cambridge-based Academy of Ancient Music, an internationally-revered period instrument orchestra, perform two Easter concerts next month in the sublime setting of King’s College Chapel. Easter at Kings: Bach St Matthew Passion will see conductor Stephen Cleobury join the King’s College Choir to present Bach’s musical telling of Christ’s final hours on earth, under the chapel’s famous vaulted ceiling.
The iconic score for vocal soloists, two choirs and two orchestras combines drama with devotion like no other. It questions, challenges and reassures, and contains some of the most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music from a composer who excelled in both fields. The concerts are on 15 and 16 April and tickets start at £15.