JS Bach St. Matthew Passion

JS Bach St. Matthew Passion

Amici Voices

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Streamed from St. John’s Smith Square on 3rd April 2021

JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion is a monumental reflection on the final days of Christ’s life has a central place in the celebration of Easter not only for audiences worldwide, but also for us as players and singers. It therefore gives us huge pleasure to be able to share this concert film with you, our first performance together as an ensemble for over a year. We will perform the work without a conductor, with one-voice-per-part and single instrumentalists, in one of London’s most beautiful Georgian churches in the heart of Westminster.

Choir 1
Rowan Pierce
Helen Charlston
Nick Pritchard
Michael Craddock

Choir 2
Jessica Cale
Alexander Chance
Guy Cutting
Frederick Long

Soprano in ripieno: Molly Noon

Orchestra 1
Violin 1: Bojan Čičić
Violin 2: Magdalena Loth-Hill
Viola: Stefanie Heichelheim
Cello: Jonathan Rees (& gamba)
Violone: Peter McCarthy
Organ: William Whitehead
Flute 1: Ashley Solomon
Flute 2: Marta Goncalves
Oboe 1: Leo Duarte
Oboe 2: Bethan White

Orchestra 2
Violin 1: Oliver Webber
Violin 2: Gabriella Jones
Viola: Katie Heller
Violone: Henrik Persson (& gamba)
Bass: Jan Zahourek
Harpsichord: Julian Perkins
Flute 1: Rachel Brown
Flute 2: Eva Caballero
Oboe 1: Gail Hennessy
Oboe 2: Geoff Coates  

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Inspired by JS Bach's approach to vocal and instrumental writing, Amici Voices spend their time immersed in the world of... the German Baroque. Working without a conductor, they bring to life his music as it might have been heard by contemporary ears.
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