Bach’s St Matthew Passion

I first had the pleasure (or honour?) of conducting Bach’s larger Passion work back in 2017, and will revisit it, this time with Wellington Choral Society and the Wellington Sinfonia, on 30th March 2019. About the performance Saturday 30th March 2019 at 7pmSt John’s Church, Wellington​ Musical Director: Laurence BlythEvangelist: Nicholas Hawker (tenor)Jesus: Tim Mirfin…

Whose Messiah is it anyway?

There are few choral works that reach as many audiences as Handel’s “Messiah”. I find it curious that it still has to be identified as Handel’s, as if there were some other great work of the same title with which we might confuse it! I can’t be sure (and a cursory Google search can neither confirm…