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Bach: St Matthew Passion

Perth Symphonic Chorus

Well known for annual Christmas performances of Handel’s Messiah and other choral works, Perth Symphonic Chorus presents Bach’s immortal St Matthew Passion for the first time in its nearly 30-year history.

The Passion story chronicles the suffering of Jesus Christ, narrated by an evangelist telling the story according to St Matthew. Teddy Tahu Rhodes brings depth and resonance to the role of Christus, with tenor John Longmuir bringing a wealth of opera experience to the part of the Evangelist. 

Bach’s St Matthew Passion is to music what Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper or Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel are to visual art. The St Matthew Passion was composed by J.S. Bach in 1727 in time for the Easter Good Friday Mass, and has achieved the status of masterpiece because of its musical innovations, dramatic power, complex choruses, chorales and stunning arias. 

The St Matthew Passion will be performed in German with English surtitles.


Teddy Tahu Rhodes Christus
John Longmuir The Evangelist
Cathy-Di Zhang soprano
Fiona Campbell alto
Paul O'Neill tenor
Jake Bigwood bass
James Pratt conductor

Featured ensemble
Robert Hofmann, Noah Humich, James Pinneri, Beth Redwood, Audrey Lombardi, Euan MacMillan, Olivia Ferguson and Jessica Taylor

Perth Symphonic Chorus
Perth Baroque Orchestra


VIP Package includes:

  • Premium seating in the front stalls
  • Invitation to an exclusive pre-concert function

Concessions apply to
Health Care Card Holders
Children 16 years and under
(A, B and C-Reserves only)

Student Price available for full-time students with current ID.
(A, B and C-Reserves only)

Mobile tickets will be emailed shortly after the order confirmation.

A one-off handling fee of $6.90 applies to all web, phone, mail and in-person bookings. An additional fee of $4.40 per transaction applies for delivery via Registered Post. All ticket / item prices include GST, if applicable.


Start 6pm
Interval 7:30pm - 7:50pm*
Finish 9pm*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


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No bookings necessary.

Cold drinks, including alcohol, will be allowed inside the auditorium for this event. However, food and hot drinks are NOT permitted inside the auditorium.


Photography, video-recording and audio-recording will NOT be permitted during the performance.

Presented by Perth Symphonic Chorus