St John Passion with St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra

St John Passion

On September 15, the Hamilton Civic Choir joined the St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra at St Peter’s Cathedral to perform the JS Bach St John Passion.

The baton moved and so did the orchestra, and an exquisitely balanced, sensitively tuned dynamically perfect sound emerged, lasted a few bars with a wee crescendo, the choir came in, and the world lit up.

Reviewer Sam Edwards wrote:

[. . .] nearly two unbroken hours of some of the best
choral singing with the most enriching orchestral interpretation to have been heard in this most appropriate venue.

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Of the same concert, reviewer Robert O’Hara named the concert “BACH AT IT’S BEST”

[. . .] conductor Timothy Carpenter … gave very polished direction from the podium.

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