St.Matthew Passion – Bach – April 12th 2014


A Saturday evening performance in Sunderland Minster, in conjunction with Ryton Choral Society and Bishopwearmouth Young Singers, starting at 7.00 p.m. and conducted by David Murray.

Please note the earlier start time than usual of 7.00 p.m. to accommodate the work.

The Evangelist will be sung by Daniel Norman – tenor, and the part of Christus by Philip Smith – baritone.

Tickets are £12.00 (concessions £6.00  for full-time students and those on income related benefits) or £8.00 in the Gallery (with limited view). Accompanied children under 16 years admitted free. Tickets are available from members of the Society, at the door, or on-line from

St.Matthew Passion

The St.Matthew Passion, BMV 244, is a sacred oratorio written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir with libretto by Picander. It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of St.Matthew to music, with interspersed chorales and arias. It is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music.