Conductor Stephen Layton
Christus Laurence Williams
Soprano Sara Macliver
Mezzo soprano Helen Charlston
Tenor Gwilym Bowen
Baritone Michael Craddock
University of Auckland Chamber Choir
Director Karen Grylls
J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion
Bach’s mighty retelling of the Passion of Christ is a powerful meditation on death and spirituality that speaks to all of us at a deeply human level, regardless of religious affiliation. It is a profoundly moving story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness, told through some of the most sublime music ever written.
To perform it for us, a truly stellar cast of singers led by one of the supreme choral conductors of our time, Stephen Layton, making a welcome return to the APO. This promises to be a very special event in Auckland’s calendar.
Pre-concert talk by Richard Green at 7:15 pm in the concert chamber.