Masaaki Suzuki, guest director

Bach St. Matthew Passion

Thu Mar 21, Fri Mar 22, Sat Mar 23 at 7:30 pm, Sun Mar 24, 2019 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Map BUY NOW
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Masaaki Suzuki, guest director
Hannah Morrison, soprano
Terry Wey, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor/Evangelist
Stephan MacLeod, bass-baritone/Jesus
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Members of the Toronto Children’s Chorus


World-renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki directs the composer’s iconic masterpiece.

In a standout highlight of this anniversary season, Masaaki Suzuki, multi award-winning conductor and founder of the Bach Collegium Japan, makes his Tafelmusik debut conducting one of Western culture’s most iconic masterpieces: Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Bach’s musical telling of Christ’s final hours is a monumental work for vocal soloists, two choirs, and two orchestras. It combines drama with devotion, questions as much as it reassures, and contains some of Bach’s most beautiful and exquisitely crafted music. In its depth and spirituality, St Matthew Passion is a work that speaks to the whole of humanity. 


  • Bach St Matthew Passion

 Concert run time: approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes including a 20 intermission.