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Bach’s St Matthew Passion | Academy of Ancient Music

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Categories: Choral, Family, Festivals, Period instruments
Tags: academy of ancient music, barbican centre, st matthew passion

Friday March 29, 2024 at 15:00, Barbican Hall, London

Anna Dennis (soprano)
Tim Mead (countertenor)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
George Humphreys (bass)
Mhairi Lawson (soprano)
Magid El-Bushra (countertenor)
Paul Hopwood (tenor)
Rodney Clarke (bass)
Chorus of the Academy of Ancient Music
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings (harpsichord/director)

St Matthew Passion BWV 244 – Johann Sebastian Bach

On Good Friday, Academy of Ancient Music returns to a masterpiece that never grows old: Bach’s St Matthew Passion, stripped back to its essentials and performed with absolute commitment.

Filled with wonder and sorrow, a survivor tells his tale. As other voices tell their stories, the chorus becomes an accusing crowd, and an ancient tragedy comes startlingly alive. This is Bach’s St Matthew Passion, in an intimate and powerful performance from Academy of Ancient Music and a consort cast of acclaimed soloists.

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Le Roi Soleil: the King dances

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Categories: Concerts, Festivals, Period instruments
Tags: academy of ancient music, jean-baptiste lully, west road concert hall

Wednesday 17 April, 7.30pm at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

The Sun King dances: Academy of Ancient Music and baroque dance experts Mary Collins and Steve Player recreate the sounds and sights of the court of Louis XIV of France.

Versailles, 1700: where all arts revolved in brilliantly choreographed splendour around the monarch they called The Sun King. Historical dance experts Mary Collins and Steve Player join Academy of Ancient Music to pay homage to Louis XIV of France, a king for whom music and political power were all part of the same resplendent dance.

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Jean-Baptiste Lully – Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Overture and Marche pour la Cérémonie des Turcs
Jean-Baptiste Lully – Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Chaconne for Harlequin
André Campra – L’Europe galante
Michel Richard Delalande – Symphonies pour les soupers du Roy: Excerpts
Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre – Céphale et Procris: Suite
Marin Marais – Les folies d’Espagne
Jean-Féry Rebel – Les caractères de la danse

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