Hailed by CBC Radio 2 as "the East Coast choral event of the season", the University of King's College Chapel Choir and director Paul Halley will present two performances of Bach's St Matthew Passion. Scored for double choir, double orchestra, and soloists, this masterwork tells the story of Christ's Passion, using the narrative from the Gospel of St Matthew and additional texts by Bach's librettist, Picander. The role of the Evangelist will be sung by Rufus Müller, considered one of the world's leading interpreters of this role. The performance will also feature the professional chamber orchestra, Ensemble Regale, led by Baroque master David Greenberg, the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir, and a line-up of stellar soloists from Canada and the United States.
Rufus Müller, Evangelist
Dion Mazerolle, Jesus
Tyler Duncan, Pilate
Hélène Brunet, soprano
Sarah Myatt, mezzo soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Marc Molomot, tenor
Saturday, 5 April 2014, 4.00 PM - St John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Tickets are available from Musique Royale at 902.634.9994 and at the door.
Sunday, 6 April 2014 at 4.00 PM - Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax
Tickets are available online, from the King's Co-op Bookstore at 902.422.1270 ext 261, and at the door.
For information on a Passion Dinner with music director Paul Halley and the soloists in Mahone Bay the night before the first performance, please contact Musique Royale at 902.634.9994. The dinner ticket price of $100 includes a ticket to the 5 April concert in Lunenburg.