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St Matthew Passion

 John Butt   Conductor
 Gwilym Bowen   Evangelist 
 David Shipley   Christus 
 Mhairi Lawson  Soprano
 Jess Dandy  Contralto
 Anthony Greogry   Tenor
 James Newby  Baritone
 BBC National Chorus of Wales  
 BBC National Orchestra of Wales   
   
 J.S. Bach  St Matthew Passion 


Bach channels the tragedy and transcendence of the Passion into one heart-rending masterpiece.
Even Bach knew he had written something very special with his St Matthew Passion, referring to it as his favourite. The richness of his music and its illumination of the text remain as moving now as they were in 1727, and the sincerity of the composer’s devotion continues to shine through.

BBC NOW Pre-Concert Talk
DISCOVER MORE: The symbolism of Bach’s St Matthew Passion
Level 1 | 1pm - 1.30pm

As with many Bach masterpieces, there are hidden depths to this work. We will pick out the significance of those devices and themes that ensure the music its richness, giving multiple levels of interpretation and emotional connection.

This event is free for concert ticket holders.

Age Restrictions
Please note that all BBC NOW concerts are recorded live for BBC Radio broadcast. Patrons are encouraged to bring along children and take advantage of Family Tickets, but please be aware that any noise can be picked up on the broadcast. No content is unsuitable for children, but there may be extended periods of loud music. BBC NOW concerts are generally suitable for ages 7+, but parents will be the best judge of whether their children are able to sit quietly for a long time. We would also advise taking an aisle seat so they can exit easily if needed.

 
 Standard Price £15.00 Tiers 9 & 13
  £22.00 Tiers 10 & 12
  £29.00 Stalls, Tiers 4, 6, 10, 11 & 12
  £36.00 Stalls, Tiers 3, 7 & 11
  £43.00 Stalls, Tiers 1, 2 & 8
 Students (with valid student ID) | Under 26 £5.00
 Family Ticket* (1 adult and 1-2 children) £15.00
 Family Ticket* (2 adults and 2-4 children) £20.00
 Over 65s | Disabled people plus one companion £13.50 | £19.80 | £26.10 | £32.40 | £36.90
 Wheelchair user plus one companion - please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Stalls seats @
£15.00 each ticket
 Groups 10+ (Please contact Box Office on 02920 878444) £12.75 | £18.70 | £24.65 | £30.60 | £36.55

  Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
  For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability - please book early to avoid disappointment.

* Age guidance: 7+ Music may be loud at times. All performances are broadcast live or recorded for future broadcast on the BBC.

 
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