Handel and Haydn Society To Present Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

By Francisco Salazar

The Handel and Haydn Society will perform Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on Friday, April 3 and Sunday, April 5 at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

The famed work will be conducted by Artistic Director Harry Christophers with soloists tenor Joshua Ellicott, bass-baritone Matthew Brook, soprano Joélle Harvey, mezzosoprano Paula Murrihy, tenor Jeremy Budd, and bass-baritone Stephan Macleod.

Christophers last did the famed work in 2015 and on this occasion, the organization will showcase period instruments in a historically informed performance.

“St. Matthew Passion is one of Bach’s most impassioned works, reflecting on a well-known drama central to Christian religion. Under the leadership of Harry Christophers, the H+H Orchestra and Chorus, as well as members of the H+H Youth Choruses, will bring this masterpiece alive, showcasing the intensity of the composition, one that is both powerful and somber,” David Snead, president and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society said in a press release. “As we enter the Easter and Passover season, it’s a performance that will resonate with many.”