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Bach: St Matthew Passion at Blackburn

English Touring Opera presents

Bach: St Matthew Passion

Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny

English Touring Opera present the third in the company’s stagings of Bach’s masterpieces. This will be the Passion according to St Matthew – easily Bach’s most dramatic work – in a way you have never seen it. The music tells the story of a trial, death by crucifixion, and transformation, told by witnesses whose lives have been transformed.

ETO’s soloists will perform alongside the critically acclaimed period instrument orchestra, the Old Street Band, and with up to 30 different regional choirs from across the country. Conductor Jonathan Peter Kenny leads the performance, which will involve a simple, heartfelt staging.

Location: Blackburn Cathedral

Sat 17 November, 7.30pm

Sung in German and English

N.B. English surtitles tbc

Running time: approx. 2 hours 55 mins including interval

If you are a wheelchair user, please register your interest by sending an email to martin.walsh@englishtouringopera.org.uk.

Address: Cathedral Close, Blackburn, BB1 5AA

Venue website: https://www.blackburncathedral.com/

English Touring Opera: http://englishtouringopera.org.uk | 020 7833 2555