Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

Maison symphonique April 13 and 14, 2022

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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.) 


  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Artists : Paul McCreesh (conductor), Julian Prégardien (tenor - Evangelist), Matthew Brook (bass - Christus), Geoffroy Salvas (bass - Petrus / Judas / Pilatus / Pontifex), Marie-Sophie Pollak (soprano), Caitlin Hulcup (alto), Werner Güra (tenor)
  • OSM Chorus - Chorusmaster : Jean-Sébastien Vallée (The Chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks)
  • Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal - Choral director : Andrew Gray
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