Concert and Event Schedule

26 April 2020 5:00 p.m. St Machar's Cathedral

J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion

Aberdeen Bach Choir
St Margaret's School for Girls Chamber Choir
Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Conductor: Peter Parfitt

Evangelist: Nathan Vale
Christus: Sam Evans
Judith Howarth - Soprano
Nicholas Spanos - Counter-tenor
Andrew Tortise - Tenor
Alex Ashworth - Bass


Come and join the Aberdeen Bach Choir and the Aberdeen Sinfonietta on April 26th 2020 at the earlier than usual time of 5:00 p.m. in St Machar's Cathedral for a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion (expected finish time 8:45 p.m.). This monumental piece of Christian art is one of the immense cornerstones of Baroque choral repertoire and contains exciting choruses, moving arias and chorales and fast paced recitative. In all but name it is a vivid opera, portraying the dramatic events of the last week of Christ's mortal life on Earth.

Nathan Vale will take the role of Evangelist and Sam Evans will be Christus. The other soloists will be Judith Howarth (Soprano), Nicholas Spanos (Counter Tenor), Andrew Tortise (Tenor) and Alex Ashworth (Bass).

The choir will be joined by the Chamber Choir from St Margaret's School for Girls.

Our regular concerts are held twice yearly in St Machar's Cathedral, normally on the last Sunday in April and the first Sunday in December.

Sunday 6 December 2020 Bruckner: Mass in E Minor accompanied by wind and brass players from the Aberdeen Sinfonietta with David Gerrard – organ; Motets

Sunday 25 April 2021 A concert of polychoral music in the Venetian style by Praetorius and Schütz accompanied by the specialist period instrument group, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts.


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