St. Matthew Passion

Bach Akademie Charlotte launches its 2020-2021 season virtually, with an in-depth look at the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. This series features six videos, with extended insight from Artistic Director Scott Allen Jarrett and selections from our performance at the 2019 Charlotte Bach Festival.

Part 1: The debt we owe

Movements 2-6, including the aria, Buss und Reu (Woe and rue)

Part 2: Mourn your sins

Movements 26-29, including the chorale, O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß (O mankind, mourn your great sins)

Part 3: For all with ears to hear

Movements 38-40, including the aria, Erbame dich (Have mercy, Lord)

Part 4: Freed into love, so that we can love

Movements 45-50, including the aria, Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben (Out of love my Savior wants to die).

Part 5: Create in me a clean heart

Movements 61-65, including the aria, Mache diche, mein Herze rein (Make Thee clean, my heart)

Part 6: The triumph of the cross

Movements 1, 67-68, the opening and closing choruses

Performed live at the Charlotte Bach Festival

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC

BA|Charlotte Cantata Choir
North Carolina Baroque Orchestra
Charlotte Latin Choristers, directed by Emily Shusdock
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting


A conversation with Reggie Mobley

Artistic Director Scott Allen Jarrett chats with frequent Bach Akademie Charlotte collaborator—and international vocal superstar—countertenor Reginald Mobley.

A conversation with our Vocal Fellows

Bach Akademie Charlotte Education Director Executive Director Elizabeth Eschen chats with graduates of the 2018 and 2019 Vocal Fellows Program.

2020 Virtual Charlotte Bach Festival Panel Discussion

Our 2020 Virtual Charlotte Bach Festival's concluding panel discussion, featuring distinguished guests from across the country.

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The stained glass in the video and at the top of this page is located in the sanctuary of Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC, the site of the Akademie's 2019 Charlotte Bach Festival performance of the St. Matthew Passion.

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