Isango Ensemble - St Matthew Passion
Inspired by Bach's grand choral work, St Matthew Passion is a musical retelling of Christ’s final hours on earth, using some of Bach’s magnificent vocal music set alongside South African traditional songs and laments and a full marimba orchestra.
This ground-breaking, semi-staged concert deals with the political and spiritual battles Christ faces as he struggles to teach and inspire in an occupied state.
Isango Ensemble has performed for full houses all over the world and won several international awards, especially for their innovative interpretations of Western plays and music. This is their newest creation, and this Australian exclusive is only the second time the piece has been performed anywhere in the world.
Don’t miss this powerful and personal performance, full of revelation.
Produced by Isango Ensemble
Directed by Mark Dornford-May
Music Director - Mandisi Dyantyis
Choreography - Lungelo Ngamlana
Lighting Designer - Mannie Manim
Lighting Re-designer - Theo Chadha
Music - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685– 1750) St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Arranged by Mandisi Dyantyis and Mark Dornford-May
This performance contains loud sounds and a crucifixion. Suitable for audiences 10+ years.