ACCENTUS Music proudly presents JS Bach’s St. Matthew Passion – Live From St. Thomas Church, Leipzig

Thursday 5th April 2012

ACCENTUS Music proudly presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion – live from St. Thomas Church Leipzig. The concert will be performed by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the St Thomas Boys Choir and a team of acclaimed soloists conducted by Thomaskantor, Georg Christoph Biller.

The St Thomas Boys’ Choir is widely acknowledged as one of the finest boys’ choirs in the world: In 2012, the choir celebrated its 800th anniversary – an almost unbelievable period of time, all ups and downs of European history the choir outlasted, maintaining its unbroken traditions over the centuries and holding onto established principles such as the inclusion of the elder boys in the education of the younger ones. A musical event of very particular significance during the anniversary celebration, commencing in spring, is the traditional performance of one of Bach’s Passions in St. Thomas Church in the run-up to Easter: the St. Matthew Passion.

The concert will be streamed live on ARTE Live Web on Good Friday, 6th April, at 7 p.m and the MDR will present the full length concert on Good Friday at midnight.

For more information please visit the ACCENTUS Music website here.

To visit the ARTE Live website please click here.

To visit the MDR website please click here.