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Durham Singers: Come and Sing St Matthew Passion
Sat 12 Oct 2013| £10
Durham Singers invite local singers to take part in their come and sing Bach’s St Matthew Passion workshop, to be held at Elvet Methodist Church Durham, on 12 October 2013.
This event forms part of the choir’s preparations for ther own concert performance of the work in Durham Cathedral on 23 November: participants will spend the day working on the key choruses and chorales, concluding with a condensed performance of the work. To give further insight into the musical, historical and spiritual background to the St Matthew Passion, the Dean of Durham, The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove will give a series of short talks. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear the young mezzo-soprano soloist Sarah Ryan rehearsing the great aria “Erbarme Dich”.
Tickets for the workshop are £10 if booked in advance, and a joint ticket to the workshop and the concert on 23 November is available for £25 (saving £5).
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