Amplethorpe choir gets ready for performance of St Matthew Passion
Updated 10:38am Monday 31st March 2014 in News
Ampleforth Abbey’s Heads of Schola, Peter Dunn and Katherine Wren, have been rehearsing hard for tomorrow’s performance of the St Matthew Passion.
The work is a sacred oratorio from the passions written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. Ampleforth has a very proud musical heritage which comes primarily from its roots as one of the world’s leading Benedictine educational institutions.
Ampleforth’s director of music, Ian Little, said: “Bach’s St Matthew Passion is probably the greatest work of them all. This is a long, difficult piece of music and the forces required (two orchestras, two choirs, an additional treble choir, six soloists and a host of minor solo roles) make it an ambitious challenge for students, but one they have shown they are more than capable of meeting.”
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