St Matthew Passion with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Photo of a number of members in the choir

Bach’s great depiction of Jesus’s arrest and crucifixion, the St Matthew Passion, was unprecedented when it was first performed on Good Friday 1727. All that could have prepared the congregation at St Thomas’s Church in Leipzig was their own Lutheran belief in importance of reliving the suffering and transcendence of Christ. Bach’s music, though, speaks to the whole of humanity in its monumental depth and drama.

The Orchestra is joined by Oxfordshire choirs and front-rank soloists for this Passiontide performance under The Queen’s College’s Owen Rees.

Bach St Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Robert Murray Evangelist
Tristan Hambleton Christ
Mary Bevan soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Mark Wilde tenor

William Thomas bass
The Choir of The Queen’s College
The Boys of Radley College Choir
Owen Rees conductor

Ticket Information

Full price: £15, £28, £38, £48

Students from £5

Doors will open at 18:30 ready for a 19:00 start

Duration: 170 Minutes including an internal of 20 minutes


Or call Oxford Philharmonic's Box Office via 01865 980980 (Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00)

Suitable for ages 6+