2018 Bach: St. Matthew Passion (arr. Mendelssohn)

Bach: St. Matthew Passion (arr. Mendelssohn)
Worcester, MA, USA
Mechanics Hall 321 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608
$49/$17.50 student

Gig Description

With Worcester Chorus, Chris Shepard, conductor.

In 1829, Mendelssohn re-introduced Bach’s great Passion to the world in Berlin — in his own arrangement. It was a sensation, which drew an audience of thousands, with thousands more turned away at the door.

A 20 minute documentary made by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia about Mendelssohn’s rediscovery and arrangement: