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St. Matthew Passion

Part of: 2022 Carnegie Hall Series

 Thursday, April 7, 2022  8:00pm  Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Directions

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OSL’s grand return to Carnegie Hall features perhaps the most ambitious work Bach ever composed, St. Matthew Passion. First performed on Good Friday in 1727 and revived a handful of times in Bach’s lifetime, the St. Matthew Passion fell into obscurity upon his death in 1750. It was only in 1829 that the work was revived, after some five years of score editing and preparation by the industrious and gifted 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn. Last played in Carnegie Hall in 2013 by Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the orchestra will be joined by the Handel and Haydn Society and La Chapelle de Quebec choruses and a magnificent line up of guest vocalists to fill the hall with sounds of this dramatic oratorio. In the words of OSL Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie, “I remain in awe of the complexity, depth and humanity of this ultimate masterpiece.”


Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion


Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
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Bernard Labadie
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Carolyn Sampson
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Avery Amereau
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Julien Prégardien
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Andrew Staples
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Philippe Sly
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Matthew Brook
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La Chapelle de Québec
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The Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
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