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Easter in Ireland is traditionally marked by performances of Bach’s oratorios or ‘Passions’ – either the St John or, this year, the St Matthew. The work is a compilation from St Matthew’s gospel, with narration interspersed with chorales and arias. First performed almost 300 years ago, it’s become one of the most profound reflections on the Passion of Christ.

Bach:  St Matthew Passion

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

James Way, tenor (Evangelist)

James Newby, bass (Jesus)

Daire Halpin, soprano

Claudia Huckle, alto

James Oxley, tenor

Padraic Rowan, bass (Pilate)

RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

RTÉ Cór na nÓg

choral director Mary Amond O’Brien

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 19th April, 7.30pm-9.30pm