Passiontide at Merton: Bach's 'St Matthew Passion'

Date: Sunday 6 April 2014
Time: 17:00
Merton College Chapel

The Choir of Merton College
Oxford Baroque
Benjamin Nicholas conductor
James Oxley Evangelist
Giles Underwood Christus
Emma Kirkby soprano
Grace Durham mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
James Birchall bass

For the climax of the 750th anniversary Passiontide at Merton festival, an outstanding team of soloists appeared with Oxford Baroque and the College Choir for a performance of JS Bach’s monumental masterpiece the St Matthew Passion. It was a particular pleasure to welcome back Dame Emma Kirkby, who sang with the College Choir during her time as a student at Oxford.