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J. S. Bach St Matthew Passion at Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD
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J. S. Bach St Matthew Passion at Southwell Minster


J. S. Bach St Matthew Passion by Nottingham Harmonic Choir 
Southwell Minster
Saturday 17th Mar 2018 | 7pm

Nottingham Harmonic Choir | The Musical and Amicable Society

Conductor Richard Laing​​​

Universally accepted as a masterwork by Christians and non-Christians alike, and described as the musical equivalent of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Bach’s St Matthew Passion dramatically tells the story of the Last Supper and Good Friday. The narrative is carried by the Evangelist, whilst the Chorus takes on different roles, from bewildered disciples to a crowd calling for Jesus’ death; soloists play the parts of other characters such as Judas and Pilate.

Reflection on the unfolding events is provided by arias and some of Bach’s best-known chorales. The music is as powerful now as when it was first performed in 1727 - where better to hear it than in the magnificent Southwell Minster?

Tickets: £15 - £18 (accompanied children FREE)


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Tickets: £15 - £18 (accompanied children FREE)

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Road Directions

We are 8 miles from Newark on the A612, 12 miles from Nottingham.

Public Transport Directions

The A1 is convenient to reach Southwell; leave at the Newark junction with the A46 and take the A46 toward Nottingham. At the roundabout leave at the third exit onto the A617 toward Mansfield and Southwell. Having passed through Kelham, turn left onto the A612 signposted to Southwell.

From the MI south, leave at junction 21A and join the A46 toward Newark; at the roundabout with the B6166 remain on the A46. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A617 toward Mansfield and Southwell. Having passed through Kelham, turn left onto the A612 sign-posted to Southwell.

From the MI north, leave at junction 29 and join the A617 toward Mansfield; at Mansfield, continue on the A617 in the direction of Newark; after ten minutes signposts to Southwell will direct you.


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