Solomon's Knot
Image credit: © Gerard Collett

Archived Event

Bach St Matthew Passion
Solomon's Knot at St James's Spanish Place London
Mon 19 Jun 2023, 7.30pm
Archived Event
This concert will be approximately 3 hours in duration, including an interval


  • Solomon's Knot
    • Thomas Herfordtenor (as Evangelist)
    • Clare Lloyd-Griffithssoprano
    • Kate Symonds-Joyalto
    • Tom Kellytenor
    • Jonathan Sellsbass (as Jesus)
    • George Cliffordviolin, leader
    • Maxim Del Marviolin I
    • Naomi Burrellviolin II
    • Rebecca Harrisviolin II
    • Joanne Millerviola
    • Jonathan Reescello, viola da gamba
    • Jan Zahourekdouble bass
    • Eva Caballeroflute
    • Graham O'Sullivanflute
    • Daniel Lanthieroboe
    • Robert de Breeoboe
    • Inga Maria Klauckebassoon
    • Chad Kellyorgan
    • Zoë Brookshawsoprano
    • Michał Czerniawskialto
    • Rory Carvertenor
    • Alex Ashworthbass
    • Magdalena Loth-Hillviolin I
    • Andrej Kaporviolin I
    • Will McGahonviolin II
    • Sijie Chenviolin II
    • James O'Tooleviola
    • Gavin Kibblecello
    • Jonny Geedouble bass
    • Lisete da Silva Bullflute
    • Aimée Taylorflute
    • Geoffrey Coatesoboe
    • Andrés Villalobos Lépizoboe
    • Ester van der Veencontra-bassoon
    • William Whiteheadharpsichord
  • John la Bouchardièredramatisation



Sacred opera or sung sermon? Bach’s Matthäus-Passion balances between these two extremes, its singers switching instantaneously between the retelling of Jesus’s suffering and death, and what that means to each one of us in the here and now. The congregation of listeners are embraced through the universalising power of familiar hymn tunes and texts.

Transferring to St James's Spanish Place, Solomon’s Knot does away with both vocal scores and conductor to bring Bach’s masterpiece up-close and personal in an intimate and visceral performance.

This concert is supported by the William and Alex de Winton Trust

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