Portsmouth Choral Union Bach St Matthew Passion Preview - The Directory Group

Portsmouth Choral Union - Bach St Matthew Passion Preview

Portsmouth Choral Union  - Bach St Matthew Passion Preview

The St. Matthew Passion is the largest single composition that Bach ever wrote and is considered by many to be one of the greatest creations of Western Civilization.  

Complete performances of this work are rare, and Portsmouth Choral Union will be restoring many of frequently omitted movements in their performance on Saturday 4th of April at St. Mary’s Portsea.  Please note: This concert will begin at the earlier time of 6.30pm.

Accompanying PCU will be the Chichester based ‘Consort of Twelve’, one of the South of England’s leading ensembles of musicians who specialise in the performance of Baroque music using the styles, techniques and instruments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Many of their players regularly perform with some of the country’s most prestigious period orchestras; including: Academy of Ancient Music; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Monteverdi Orchestra; Orchestra Révolutionnaire et Romantique; English Baroque Soloists; Hanover Band; Florilegium and La Serenissima,. Their leader at this concert will be Sara Deborah Timossi.

In addition to their April performance, PCU will be holding a ‘St Matthew Passion Day’ on Saturday 29 February.  This immersive experience will draw participants into the drama and beauty of the story and its wonderful music. You will be very welcome to sing with PCU during this Choral Workshop, though some experience of singing this work is advised. Details of this event are:

St. Matthew Passion in a day
Trafalgar School, London Road, Portsmouth PO2 9RJ
Musical Director: David Gostick

Tickets: Adult £15 (Includes: Tea/ coffee during morning and afternoon breaks.)
Students: FREE
Under 18’s with an adult: FREE
Music Hire: £1
Bring your own packed lunch.

The details of our St. Matthew Passion performance once again, are as follows:

Saturday 4th of April, St. Mary’s Church Portsea, with the early starting time of 6.30pm.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hornden, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne and Bosham.