Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra - "St Matthew Passion"
Bach's Passions are as close as he got to composing opera and all the emotions are there - hatred, jealousy, remorse, yearning, denial, forgiveness, humiliation, betrayal, despair and, at the last, some compassion and a breath of hope.
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV244
Performed in Auckland Town Hall, 4 October 2018
Evangelist ... Gwilym Bowen
Christ ... Laurence Williams
Soprano ... Sara MacLiver
Mezzo ... Helen Charlston
Tenor ... Hiroshi Amako
Baritone ... Michael Craddock
The University of Auckland Chamber Choir (Karen Grylls, director), Ripieno Chorus (singers from Westlake Girls' High School and St Cuthbert's College, directed by Fiona Wilson and Rowan Johnston)
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Layton
Recorded by RNZ Concert
Producer: Tim Dodd; Sound engineer: Adrian Hollay