Friday April 5 2019, 6:00 PM

The Passion Dinner

Cecilia's Retreat
Friday 5 April – 6:00 PM


Soloists of St. Matthew Passion, accompanied by Paul Halley

Paul Halley and the incredible world class soloists who will perform with the King’s College Chapel Choir performance of St. Matthew Passion present an evening at Cecilia’s Retreat full of musical surprises.

Also, please see the following information regarding the King’s College Chapel Choir upcoming performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax.

University of King’s College Chapel Choir, directed by Paul Halley, with Charles Daniels (Evangelist), Nicholas Burns (countertenor), Benjamin Butterfield (tenor), Clayton Kennedy (Jesus), Janelle Lucyk (soprano), Marie Magistry (soprano), Sarah Myatt (alto), Nathaniel Watson (bass), Ensemble Regale led by David Greenberg, and the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis

It has been five years since the Chapel Choir last performed Bach’s magnificent St Matthew Passion. Scored for double choir, double orchestra, and soloists, this masterwork tells the story of Christ’s Passion using the narrative from the Gospel of St Matthew and additional texts by Bach’s librettist, Picander. The role of the Evangelist will be sung by renowned British tenor Charles Daniels. The chamber orchestra Ensemble Regale is led by Baroque master David Greenberg and includes instrumentalists from Nova Scotia and across Canada. These performances will also feature the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir and a line-up of stellar soloists from Canada’s early music scene. The Chapel Choir’s performances five years ago were named “the East Coast choral event of the season” by CBC Music. The University of King’s College has won a reputation for presenting world-class performances of the great Baroque masterworks right here in Nova Scotia.

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