Friday - BBC Philharmonic Live From Bridgewater Hall



Penny Gore presents a performance Bach's St Matthew Passion with the BBC Philharmonic under Nicholas Kraemer, live from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall

Bach's St. Matthew Passion was first performed on Good Friday in 1727. Nearly 300 years later, this rich and profoundly personal masterpiece retains its place as the one of the greatest Easter works in the repertoire. With gripping drama, it tells the story of Christ's last days including the last supper, his betrayal, crucifixion and burial


Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV.244 (sung in German)

Nicholas Mulroy, tenor - Evangelist

Matthew Hargreaves, bass-baritone - Christus

Lina Johnson, soprano

Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Tortise, tenor

Benjamin Bevan, baritone

Manchester Chamber Choir

Kinder Children's Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor.