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Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

Maison symphonique From April 13 To 14, 2022

In 18th-century Protestant Germany, it was customary to perform a Passion on both Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Bach composed his passions in a liturgical style, mixing sacred texts with poetry in the manner of a madrigal. The St. Matthew Passion is distinctive in being scored for double chorus; this monumental work abounding in solemnity, spirituality and magnificence is led by the masterful hand of conductor Paul McCreesh.

J. S. BachSt. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (131 min.) 


  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Conductor : Paul McCreesh | Soprano : Marie-Sophie Pollack | Tenors : Julian Prégardien and Werner Güra | Bass : Tareq Nazmi
  • OSM Chorus - Chorusmaster : Andrew Megill
  • Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal - Choral director : Andrew Gray
Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required
Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required

Please note that physical distancing protocols are in effect for this performance, which means that 1 seat will remain empty on each side of seated spectators, except for spectators from the same family bubble.

To attend the performance, ticketholders must comply with the usual health and safety measures, in addition to meeting the following two criteria:

  • All spectators aged 13 and up must show a vaccine passport, along with a proof of ID, at the entrance to the performance hall. A photo ID is required for people of ages 16 to 74.

  • All spectators aged 10 and up must wear a face covering at all times: when circulating and during the performance (masks are also strongly recommended for children of ages 2 to 9).

For more information on the health and safety measures in effect at Place des Arts or to read our FAQ, please see the COVID-19 page.

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