Music in Durham

Singing St Matthew

It’s taken me nearly a week before I’ve felt ready to write about our St Matthew Passion. I almost said nothing at all, but having written about preparations for it, I thought I should round things off with a look back at a performance in which I was extraordinarily proud to have taken part. 

St Matthew Passion

Naturally, this is a very biased preview, as not only am I singing in this, I’m also running the publicity and ticket sales campaign. But I’m also, honestly, extremely excited about the Durham Singers St Matthew Passion this weekend, and I believe everything that I’ve written for our official communications. I’ve been in paid jobs where […]

November – baroque month

My friends and family will no doubt see the title of this post and wonder what’s different, but this month, there seems to be even more baroque music going on in my life than usual, with my first ever chance to see live baroque opera, and my first ever St Matthew Passion.

Thinking about the St Matthew Passion

I’m halfway through a longish rehearsal break from Bach’s St Matthew Passion – circumstances have conspired so that I won’t be singing it again until mid-November, just a couple of weeks before the concert. It’s never far from my mind though, particularly after the onslaught of thoughts that were stirred up by our Come and […]