image for Music - Classical item typeSt Matthew Passion at Sheffield Cathedral - St Peter& St Paul

Music - Classical, Sat 3 Mar 2018

Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral


Church Street,
S1 1HA


Sheffield Bach Choir and St. Peter's Singers present Bach's masterpiece.

Dr Simon Lindley - conductor

Sheffield Bach Choir

St Peter's Singers

Stephen Liley - Evangelist

Thomas Hunt - Christ

Ella Taylor - soprano

Anna Harvey - mezzo soprano

Sam Carl - bass

Choristers from St John's Church Ranmoor

National Festival Orchestra

Dr Simon Lindley conducts Sheffield Bach Choir, joined by St Peter's Singers from Leeds and choristers from St John's Ranmoor, in this performance of Bach's masterpiece. Stephen Liley and Thomas Hunt reprise their roles as the Evangelist and Christ, while award-winning bass Sam Carl joins Sheffield's talented sopranos Anna Harvey (Welsh National Opera) and Ella Taylor (former BBC Chorister of the Year). The double orchestra is provided by Sally Robinson's highly acclaimed National Festival Orchestra.

Judged by any yardstick, Bach’s Passion Settings have to be ranked as amongst the greatest musical works ever written. Sheffield Bach Choir present the St Matthew Passion of 1729, one of only two that survive in complete form. The work is masterful in its use of double chorus and orchestra to convey this most powerful of stories, and Bach deployed Chorale Hymns throughout to enable the congregation to participate in a work that was essentially composed for public worship. Sheffield Bach Choir present the work in its entirety, hence the start time of 6.30pm, and welcome audience participation in the much-loved Chorale Hymns.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 3 Mar 2018


Full price £16
Concession £13
Students (on door only) £6
under-16s (with adults)


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Map reference: SK 353874  Lat: 53.38226 Long: -1.47076

M1 J33/34. Follow signs for Sheffield City Centre. Follow brown signs for the Cathedral. Limited parking nearby. For detailed directions please check the cathedral website.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Sheffield station


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  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
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  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
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