J S Bach
St Matthew Passion

St Matthew Passion
J S Bach

 

Saturday March 25th 2023

Tewkesbury Abbey

6.30pm

 

Directed by David Crown

 

Soloists

Mark Wilde (Evangelist)

Markus Matheis (Christus)

 

Mark Wilde
Markus Matheis

 

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Orchestra

The Musical and Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra

 

St Matthew Passion

The St Matthew Passion was written in two parts: Part One unfolds Christ’s betrayal, the Last Supper, his prayers and his subsequent arrest. Part Two traverses through the Crucifixion to death and burial of Christ.

 

Throughout the work the performance from the soloists feature more than the chorus. One of hundreds of sacred pieces Bach wrote during his long tenure as director of church music at Thomaskirche school, the story of the St Matthew Passion was taken mostly from the Gospel According to Matthew, but the verses that Bach set to music were provided by a number of contemporary poets. His principal contributor was Christian Friedrich Henrici, a poet who wrote under the name of Picander.

 

St Matthew Passion - JS Bach. Performance at Cheltenham Bach Choir on 25 March 2023 at Tewkesbury Abbey

 

Detail from The Deposition of the cross in church Chiesa di San Francesco by Antonio Begarelli (1499-1565).

 

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Ariel Ramirez
Misa Criolla
Will Todd
Mass in Blue

Misa Criolla
Ariel Ramirez

Mass in Blue
Will Todd

 

Sunday 25 June 2023

6.00pm

 

St Philip and St James Church

Grafton Road

Cheltenham

 

Directed by David Crown

 

Soloists

Hannah Davey SOPRANO

Julian Henao Gonzalez TENOR

 

Hannah Davey
Julian Henao Gonzalez (

 

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Will Todd

 

Ariel Ramirez - Misa Criolla

Will Todd (b.1970) is a British composer and jazz pianist, best known for combining jazz and blues with traditional choral music. Will spent his formative years steeped in both jazz and the English choral tradition. In his choral jazz music he is able to juxtapose strong rhythmic drive and rich harmonies with exquisitely lyrical vocal lines.

 

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Ariel Ramirez

 

Ariel Ramirez - Misa Criolla

Ariel Ramírez (1921 – 2010) was an Argentine composer, pianist and music director. He was considered a chief exponent of Argentine folk music and noted for his iconic musical compositions. He is known primarily for his Misa Criolla (1964) which allowed him to travel around Europe and Latin America and enabled him to build his reputation as a composer.

 

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