To God Alone Be Glory: J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion

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11:30am Sung Eucharist
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To God Alone Be Glory: J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion

Andrew Carwood

J.S. Bach is our greatest musical theologian. He wrote brilliant, innovative music, loved and performed as much today as ever, and also had a unique capacity to illuminate great spiritual and theological truths. His setting of St Matthew’s account of the Passion is not only an absolutely faithful telling of the whole narrative from Jesus’ anointing at the house of Simon the leper to the moment he is laid in the tomb, but also an extraordinary and expansive musical meditation on its meaning.

Saturday 17 March 2018 10am - 5pm
St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse £45 (bursaries are available)
The day includes reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments and takes place at St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse, East London ( We are very grateful to our partners at St Katharine’s for their generosity in co-hosting our reflective days.

In this reflective day, we will explore the whole sweep of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, including his meditations on the roles of Peter, Judas, Pilate, the bystanders and Christ himself, and how the music finally takes us with agonising beauty to the foot of the cross.

Andrew Carwood is the Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, an internationally regarded singer and conductor, and the Founder-Director of the award-winning early music ensemble The Cardinall’s Musick. He will conduct Bach’s St Matthew Passion at St Paul’s on 21 March as part of the Cathedral’s Passiontide devotions.

Eventbrite - To God alone be glory: J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion

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